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Why are monitor lizards called monitor lizards?
« on: 12/03/2012 09:07:01 »
Daria Korochkina asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why are monitor lizards called monitor lizards?

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Re: Why are monitor lizards called monitor lizards?
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2012 13:55:32 »
It may have come from the fact that some monitors rear up on to their hind legs to 'monitor' their surroundings.
 

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