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Image of the Day: Hanging Around
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 27, 2018
Hurricanes drive evolution in anole lizards, finds a new study.
Image of the Day: Glowing Chameleon
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 23, 2018
The lizards may be signaling one another using fluorescent cues that we can’t see.
Adaptation, Island Style
Staff | Jan 2, 2017
Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.
Caribbean Anoles Function as Model Organisms for Evolutionary Dynamics
Amber Dance | Jan 1, 2017
The small lizards adapted to unique niches among dozens of isles.
Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair
Tanya Lewis | Jun 27, 2016
Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.
Rapid Evolution in Real Time
Sandhya Sekar | Oct 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.
Males Court Bearded Ladies Less
Yao-Hua Law | Nov 6, 2013
Blue badges that make female lizards less attractive to potential mates are paradoxically common.
Megan Scudellari | Jul 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research