The 390 species of Anolis-lizards are generally considered insectivorous. Some also eat fruit and nectar. Recently, a new source of food for these New World reptiles was discovered: On the Consumption of Marshmallow Residues, an Atypical Food Item, by Anolis cristatellus Duméril and Bibron, 1837 in Puerto Rico [LEB (Life: The Excitement of Biology) 2: […]
Some reports explain more than other reports do. Here’s an example: “Quantum Probabilistic Structures in Competing Lizard Communities,” Diederik Aerts, Marek Czachor, Maciej Kuna, Barry Sinervo, Sandro Sozzo [pictured here], arXiv:1212.0109, December 1, 2012. The authors, at Brussels Free University, Belgium, Politechnika Gdanska, Poland, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, explain: “Almost two […]
This month’s Blob of the Month is Professor Richard W. Blob of Clemson University, author of: “Evaluation of Vent Position from Lizard Skeletons for Estimation of Snout-Vent Length and Body Mass,” R.W. Blob, Copeia, no. 3, August 3, 1998, pp. 792-801.
An intriguing headline and sub-headline in The Guardian: Snake spits out new species of chameleon at scientist’s feet Latest find in natural world was result of reptile coughing up lizard as conservationist studied monkeys in the jungle
Daniel Bennett explains, in the February 5, 2009 issue of The Times Higher, one of (yes, his professional life has not been dull) his unexpected adventures as a scientist. His story begins: No shit: how I lost my one-of-a-kind collection and my girlfriend, too For his PhD, Daniel Bennett had built a unique set of […]