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Lab news Weird and unusual

The anti-gravity effects of lizard perturbations

The Lizard Lab has an official artist: Sid (aka Steve) Sledge! Here is some of his recent work entitled “the anti-gravity effects of lizard perturbations…”. See more of his amazing work or for insights on life and art, see his blog!

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Science news Weird and unusual

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 recently […]

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Behaviour Weird and unusual

Lizard Conquers Ant Crusher

A pet Bearded Dragon makes the Sydney Morning Herald for its superior ability on the video game Ant Crusher. Lizard Lab associate Peter Harlow is called upon to comment. Read about it here: Aussie lizard has smartphone game licked.

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Science news Weird and unusual

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!

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Weird and unusual

If only it were this easy to get a paper published!

I was given this  paper by a few friends in the department, which was actually published quite a while ago in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. I’m sure this has stimulated some thought provoking discussions and controversy over the years! The reviewers comments are attached to the bottom of the paper.

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Behaviour Weird and unusual

Lizard tail waving

This yellow-striped tree skink (Lipinia vittigera) was filmed by Marc and Danielle Nardini at Angkor Wat ruins in Cambodia. While many lizards have conspicuous tails to draw predators to an ‘expendable’ body part, tail waving above the body is extremely rare.

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Weird and unusual

Lizard social behaviour and the weird book room

My friend Hamlet Giragossian recently showed me this very interesting web site called the Weird Book Room. Here is an explanation from their web site “Welcome to AbeBooks’ Weird Book Room – heralded by the New York Times, Canada’s Globe and Mail, The Times of London, and The Guardian (UK) as the finest source of […]