Latest Polychrotidae Stories
It’s the middle of the night in the steamy rainforests of Ecuador and dedicated scientists wearing head lamps are shimmying up the slippery trees. They are trying to answer a burning question which is “Do females prefer males with larger appendages?”
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.
Cats are not the only species in the animal kingdom that have a knack for always finding a way to land on their feet, lizards have it as well.
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.
Millions of years before humans began battling it out over beachfront property, a similar phenomenon was unfolding in a diverse group of island lizards.
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...