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Lizards "light up" their necks to communicate with each other

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A team of scientists, including Puerto Rican biologist Manuel Leal, discovered that Anolis lizards use the bagpipes on their necks to increase contrast against their surroundings to visually communicate with their species.

 

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Lizards use bioluminescent signals to communicate

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Dr. Manuel Leal and his colleagues published an article in the journal Functional Ecology about communication signals among lizards.

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Overheated lizards

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A study conducted by a group of puertorican scientists, guided by Dr. Manuel Leal studied how different body temperatures affects the running speed of the lizards in the dry forest in Puerto Rico. This article is part of the collaboration between Ciencia Puerto Rico and Diálogo Digital.

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