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A Lizard With Scales That Behave Like a Computer Simulation


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Ocellated lizard

An ocellated lizard. Their scales change from brown and white to black and green as they get older, and scientists say they appear to follow a pattern that is similar to a computer simulation.

Credit: Michel Milinkovitch

The ocellated lizard—known as the jeweled lacerta in the pet trade—is born rusty brown with white polka dots.

From The New York Times
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