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Lizards tend to scurry around in short bursts rather than running long distances, and the reason why might be nearly as old as life on land.

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Sources:
https://www.newswise.com/articles/some-lizards-breathe-easier
https://www.biologyjunction.com/lizard_deep_breaths49.pdf
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10356394
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https://sciencing.com/respiration-mammals-7220116.html
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Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monitor_Lizard_Varanus_by_Vedant_Kasambe_02.jpg

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