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Experts have long predicted that warming temperatures will be a veritable death sentence for most types of lizards, but the scientists behind a recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) study have found one species that has adapted quite nicely.
Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species — in as little as 15 years — as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.
Researchers at Arizona State University have taken a giant step towards uncovering the genetic secrets behind lizards’ ability to regrow their own tails, and believe the knowledge could be used to stimulate regrowth in humans.
Unique research by UC Riverside biologists on wild anole lizards reveals new insights on how animals might adapt to their habitat and handle various forms of motion
If you could hit the reset button on evolution and start over, would essentially the same species appear? Yes, according to a study of Caribbean lizards by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts.
The Puerto Rican lizard Anolis cristatellus has adapted to the colder winters of Miami, Florida, and may also be able to tolerate temperature variations caused by climate change.
A team of American researchers have reportedly completed what they are calling the first experimental study of the phenomenon known as the founder effect -- the loss of genetic variation that occurs when a new population is established created using a small group from a larger existing population -- in a natural setting.
The green anole lizard is the first non-bird species of reptile to have its genome sequenced and assembled.
Anoles show they can solve novel problem, remember solutions.
It's long been accepted by biologists that environmental factors cause the diversityâ€”or numberâ€”of species to increase before eventually leveling off.
The Knight Anole, Anolis equestris, is a species of lizard in the family Polychrotidae. It is native to Cuba, but has been introduced into the Dade and Broward counties of Florida. Although these lizards are diurnal, after sunning themselves on asphalt, rocks, or sidewalks, they can hunt into the night on occasion. Their diet consists of prey like tarantulas and other anoles. The Knight Anole is the largest of all anoles and grows to a length of 13 to 20 inches including the tail. It is...
The Brown Anole ( Norops sagrei) is a lizard of the anole family that is native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced and is now common in southern Florida, other Caribbean islands, and elsewhere in the region. Its introduction in the USA has damaged stocks of the native Carolina Anole. The Brown Anole is a slender lizard reaching about 18cm in length. Males and females differ somewhat in coloration: males have a dark stripe down their backs, females a light stripe. As in...
The Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis), also known as the Green Anole, is an aboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern parts of the United States and some Caribbean islands. It was described by Voigt in 1832 and Carolus Linnaeus in 1758 (as Lacerta principalis, fide DumÃ©ril and Bibron 1837: 121). Common synomyns include the American Anole and Red-throated Anole. It is sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its color-changing abilities, although it is not a...
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