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Read my skin: chameleon color communication deciphered

Chameleons can change color to blend in with the environment, but biologists from Arizona State University now say that chameleons’ body regions can also function as “billboards” for communicating different types of information during social interactions. Chameleons typically have resting colors that range from brown to green, with hints of yellow, but each chameleon also […]

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Tiny new reptile species discovered




Four new species of miniaturized lizards have been identified in extreme northern Madagascar. The zoologists responsible for the discovery suggest the tiny size of the chameleons may represent an extreme case ofisland dwarfism. Detailed phylogenetic analyses of the new species appear in the journal PLoS ONE. Lead researcher Frank Glaw, of the Zoological State Collection […]




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