Mole-rats varied life boosts the brain — ABC Science

Read an account of our recent work on mole-rat spatial cognition by Dani Cooper of ABC science. This work was carried out by Lydia du Toit while she she was on a postdoc with Martin.

Mole-rats varied life boosts the brain — ABC Science

Natal mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis). Photo © Jenny Jarvis.

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Another new lizard species discovered – Science Daily

A brightly coloured, semi-aquatic mountain dwelling lizard has been discovered in Peru, Potamites montanicola. The article describing this new species was published in Zookeys this year, an open access journal. A popular account of this exciting discovery can be found in Science Daily. This new species challenges previously known characteristics of the genus Potamites by living . . . → Read More: Another new lizard species discovered – Science Daily

New Species of Miniature Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar – Earth Times

In recent years we have seen the description of new species of miniature frogs, fishes, salamanders and lizards. Frank Glaw, Jorn Kohler, Ted Townsend and Miguel Vences have just described four new species of Malagasy leaf chameleons (Brookesia) that are small enough to perch on the end of a match stick. Their paper was . . . → Read More: New Species of Miniature Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar – Earth Times

Best to sleep around to help the kids – if you’re a frog – Sydney Morning Herald

Here is an article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Max Mason, reporting on work recently published by Phil Byrne and Martin Whiting.

Best to sleep around to help the kids – if you’re a frog

Climate scientists rap about climate change

This has been out for a little while now, but it includes some of our colleagues and students from Macquarie University and UNSW (University of New South Wales). Its a keeper!