Up for a fight or doing a runner, for a lizard it could be in their genes

Hot off the press: our new paper just out in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology reports on a link between relatedness in Eastern Water Dragons and their anti-predator behaviour–whether or not they decide to fight or flee from a predator. We  found that larger hatchling lizards were more likely to flee while smaller ones were . . . → Read More: Up for a fight or doing a runner, for a lizard it could be in their genes

Why blue tongue? A potential deimatic display has been uncovered in blue-tongue skinks

An enduring question among fans of blue-tongue lizards is why the blue tongue? Why have such an outrageously coloured tongue, given that the vast majority of lizards have a regular old pink tongue? Blueys (bluetongue skinks) are something of an Australian icon. They are part of Australian folklore and most Australians have encountered them . . . → Read More: Why blue tongue? A potential deimatic display has been uncovered in blue-tongue skinks