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2008-08-29 11:35:00

Birds and others sing; anoles are first species known to mark time through visual displays What does Jack LaLanne have in common with a Jamaican lizard? Like the ageless fitness guru, the lizards greet each new day with vigorous push-ups. That's according to a new study showing that male Anolis lizards engage in impressive displays of reptilian strength -- push-ups, head bobs, and threatening extension of a colorful neck flap called a dewlap -- to defend their territory at dawn and dusk. The...

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2007-02-23 22:45:00

Male Anole lizards signal ownership of their territory by sitting up on a tree trunk, bobbing their heads up and down and extending a colorful throat pouch. They can spot a rival lizard up to 25 meters away, says National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded biologist Terry Ord of the University of California at Davis. Ord and colleagues published their results this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The lizards' signals need to be strong enough for a rival to see, but not...


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2007-06-25 07:26:23

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...

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2005-06-23 09:24:43

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...

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2005-06-23 09:09:43

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 Duméril 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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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