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Scientists urgently seek Florida residents to report nonnative lizards as early detection prevents invasive spread

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February 14, 2023

The brown basilisk, a nonnative lizard, is gaining ground across South Florida, and University of Florida scientists need more data to determine its status and potential impacts. Wildlife specialists with the UF Institute of Food and ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #ivegot1.org, Ask IFAS, Brown Basilisk, Citizen Science, Conservation, EDDMaps, Edis, FLorida Museum Of Natural History Herpetology Collection Database, Iguanas, Invasive Species, Ken Gioeli, Lawrence Reeves, Lizards, Lourdes Pérez Cordero, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Nonnative, Nonnative Lizard, SFYL Hot Topic, Steven Johnson, UF IFAS Invasive Species Council, UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Wildllife
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Latest non-native lizard to expand in Florida, UF/IFAS scientists warn

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December 8, 2020

Palm trees, beaches and lizards are all common to Florida’s landscape, but did you know not all lizards are native? In fact, University of Florida researchers tell us that there are three times the number of lizards in the Sunshine State that ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Croc Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Invasive Species, Ken Gioeli, Large Lizard, Lizards, Peters's Rock Agama, Steven Johnson, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

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