Lacerta, the Lizard is the French Lezard, the Italian Lucertola, and the German Eidechse, — Bode's Eideze, — extending from the head of Cepheus to the star pi at the left foot of Pegasus, its northern half lying in the Milky Way.
This inconspicuous constellation was formed by Hevelius from
outlying stars between Cygnus andAndromeda,
this special figure having been selected because there was
not space for any of a different shape. But he drew "a
strange weasel-built creature with a curly tail," heading
the procession of his offerings to Urania illustrated in his Firmamentum Sobiescianum of
1687. Flamsteed's picture is more like a greyhound, but
Roddenbury hill fort ,The Frome Hoard , Worm Lizards , a lizard survives a spin-wash in Somerset
List of hill forts and ancient settlements in Somerset HERE
The Frome Hoard
Worm lizards dispersed by ‘rafting’ over oceans, not continental drift
Tiny, burrowing reptiles known as worm lizards became widespread long after the breakup of the continents, leading scientists at the universities of Bristol, Bath, Yale and George Washington to conclude that they must have dispersed by rafting across oceans soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs, rather than by continental drift as previously thought.
The scientists used information from fossils and DNA from living species to create a molecular clock to give a more accurate timescale of when the different species split apart from each other.
The team studied fossils of worm lizards (Amphisbaenia),
a type of burrowing lizards that live almost
exclusively underground. The six families of worm
lizards are found in five different continents,
puzzling biologists as to how these creatures became
|worm lizards however ARE real
The skin of amphisbaenians is only loosely attached to the body, and they move using an accordion-like motion, in which the skin moves and the body seemingly just drags along behind it. Uniquely, they are also able to perform this motion in reverse just as effectively.
Amphisbaenians are carnivorous, able to tear chunks out of larger prey with their powerful, interlocking teeth........
finally a heartwarming story which proves nothing a all except the Google can find things
Rare lizard survives 3,000-mile flight and machine wash