lizards

  • Dragons lead a colourful life

    Bearded dragons can blend into the background.

    Bearded dragons change colour according to their territory. This one is likely from the southern end of the species r...

    Biology March 16, 2017
  • For lizards roaming a warming world, shade is vital

    Almost 40% of the world’s lizards are expected to become extinct by 2080 thanks to climate change...

    Mountain spiny lizards (Sceloporus jarrovi) were tracked virtually and in real life to see how sun and shade affected...

    Climate September 5, 2016
  • For lizards, looking good can be lethal

    Painted dragons have a trade-off between beauty and a longer life.

    The more vibrant Australian painted dragons tend to die younger than their duller counterparts. Credit: Martin Cohen ...

    Biology July 13, 2016
  • Sex-shifting dragons hatch a 'third sex'

    Male lizards can morph into females with side effects.

    Male or female .... or both? Sex isn't straightforward for central bearded dragons (Pagona vitticeps). Credit: Don Fa...

    Biology June 8, 2016
  • Bearded dragons have REM sleep

    Forcing a rethink of sleep’s evolution.

    Do lizards dream? They very well might – rapid eye movement (REM) and slow-wave sleep, once thought only to be found ...

    Biology May 1, 2016
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