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2015-01-11 15:44:41

A lizard's penis evolves six times faster than any of its other parts, according to a new study.

brown anolis
2015-01-05 13:23:24

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.

Evolution Is Predictable Shown by Lizards
2013-07-19 10:21:14

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.

Lizard Study Analyzes Importance Of The Founder Effect
2012-02-03 05:54:43

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.

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2011-07-14 07:39:23

Anoles show they can solve novel problem, remember solutions.

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2010-12-21 08:22:45

It's long been accepted by biologists that environmental factors cause the diversity—or number—of species to increase before eventually leveling off.

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2010-06-19 08:03:13

Millions of years before humans began battling it out over beachfront property, a similar phenomenon was unfolding in a diverse group of island lizards.

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2009-03-04 10:15:37

New research that builds on data collected more than three decades ago demonstrates that lizards living in tropical forests in Central and South America and the Caribbean could be in serious peril from rising temperatures associated with climate change.

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2009-02-13 13:48:48

If you've ever tried capturing a lizard, you'll know how difficult it is.

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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


Latest Anolis Reference Libraries

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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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