Tag: anoles

January 27, 2022

Densely packed invasive anoles outcompete natives

Invasive brown anoles might outcompete their native cousins in the southeastern U.S. merely by living more densely. Brown anoles (Anolis sagrei) inadvertently came to Florida in the 1800s by tagging...

November 9, 2020

Invasive lizards in Florida adapt to colder temperatures

Invasive lizards are chilling in Florida — literally. The reptiles are adapting quickly to colder temperatures than they experience in their native tropical regions, prompting fears that the reptiles may...

July 28, 2020

Alien robots reveal how native lizards turn up fight mode

Native lizards are taking exception to robots invading their home territories when those robots resemble other anoles. Researchers found that in response to small lizard robots, native Dominican anoles flapped...

May 6, 2020

Hurricanes can shape lizard evolution

The winds of change blow strongly on the toepads of lizards most frequently caught in the paths of hurricanes. A new study on nearly 200 anole species across the Caribbean...

July 12, 2019

Watch: Predatory lizards drive anole extinction

Lizard research on tiny experimental islets in the Bahamas shows that prevailing ecological theory regarding the role of predators in ecosystems may not always be correct. Brown anoles (Anolis sagrei)...

April 8, 2015

Lizard Activity Can Act as “Barometer” to Environmental Change

Cold-blooded lizards can be notoriously finicky over the weather, so much so that tracking the activity of certain species could give researchers a way to measure environmental change, according to...