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Image of the Day: Glowing Chameleon

By The Scientist Staff | January 23, 2018

The lizards may be signaling one another using fluorescent cues that we can’t see.

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Adaptation, Island Style

By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2017

Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.

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The small lizards adapted to unique niches among dozens of isles.

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image: Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By Tanya Lewis | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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image: Rapid Evolution in Real Time

Rapid Evolution in Real Time

By Sandhya Sekar | October 23, 2014

On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.

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image: Males Court Bearded Ladies Less

Males Court Bearded Ladies Less

By Yao-Hua Law | November 6, 2013

Blue badges that make female lizards less attractive to potential mates are paradoxically common.

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | July 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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