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New African flat lizard named for David Attenborough

David Attenborough has had, and continues to have, a remarkable career making documentaries about the natural world. To this end, he has inspired generations of biologists. We were very pleased when he turned his attention to amphibians and reptiles for the making of the series Life in Cold Blood. And we were particularly happy when […]

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Lizard sends ‘invisible’ warning to rivals – Sydney Morning Herald

Take a look at a this article by Max Mason in the Sydney Morning Herlad about Augrabies flat lizards. This is based on new work recently published by Fleishman, Loew and Whiting. It also refers to our previous work on UV-based signals that includes a whole list of collaborators. Please e-mail Martin for a PDF […]

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Lizards found to send secret signals – Australian Geographic

Lizards found to send secret signals – Australian Geographic.

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Flat lizards are UV lizards

Augrabies Flat lizards, made famous in David Attenborough’s Life in Cold Blood (Dragons of the Dry) and also in Planet Earth (Deserts) have made the news again. Our study of their visual system reveals remarkably high sensitivity to UV. In fact, they are approximately three times more sensitive to UV than other lizards. You can […]