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Lizard Popsicles, Anyone?

In the 1990s, Robert Espinoza, a biologist at California State University, Northridge, heard this story from Dr. Halloy, and he has been studying lizard Popsicles ever since. The lizards belong to the genus Liolaemus, and research by Dr. Espinoza and his colleagues has revealed that the lizards are indisputably the coolest on the planet. Whereas tropical lizards like iguanas fall from trees when it gets cold, Liolaemus can supercool their bodies, tolerate freezing and live farther south and at higher elevations than any other known lizard species.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/science/lizards-liolaemus-argentina.html

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