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 . . . → Read More: Lizard sends ‘invisible’ warning to rivals – Sydney Morning Herald

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

Lizards found to send secret signals – Australian Geographic

Lizards found to send secret signals – Australian Geographic.

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 . . . → Read More: Flat lizards are UV lizards

Harmonious orgy is winning formula for frogs – Australian Geographic

Here is an Australian Geographic report on all Phil’s hard work in the field!

Harmonious orgy is winning formula for frogs – Australian Geographic.

Polyandrous frogs

African foam nesting frogs represent one of the most extreme examples of polyandry in a vertebrate and this is thought to be a fertility insurance mechanism. Our paper, just published online, shows that offspring from polyandrous matings had both significantly higher mean survival and reduced variance in offspring survival. We suggest that this is . . . → Read More: Polyandrous frogs