A new lizard parasite is the first known to move from mom to baby

The worm turns up in the mom’s ovaries and the embryo’s braincase of a common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

A common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis), like this one captured in the wild, can harbor parasites that move across generations, from mother to baby lizards, researchers have found.

N. Feiner/Lund University

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