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So Skinny, So Bright: How Colour Change Predicts the Odds of a Chameleon Battle


When it comes to male-on-male chameleon battles, sometimes it’s not all about who’s the biggest or the strongest. Sometimes it’s about mastering what chameleons do best – changing colours. With some males reaching more than 60 cm long, the veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) from the southwestern coastal regions of the Arabian Peninsula is one of [...]

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Lizards and the language of colour change

Green anole lizard

Devi Stuart-Fox is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Melbourne who has spent the past decade investigating colour change in lizards. She’s now leading an international team of researchers in an investigation into how they achieve colour change, why they do it, and what it costs them. I had a chat to her about what she’s [...]

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