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Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature
This is a book about some of nature's most alluring and forbidding creatures, written by a man with an abiding passion for snakes, as well as for science, the fate of the planet, and the wonder ofExpand
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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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Ultraviolet signals ultra-aggression in a lizard
Understanding the role of multiple colour signals during sexual signalling is a central theme in animal communication. We quantified the role of multiple colour signals (including ultraviolet, UV),Expand
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High sensitivity to short wavelengths in a lizard and implications for understanding the evolution of visual systems in lizards
Progress in developing animal communication theory is frequently constrained by a poor understanding of sensory systems. For example, while lizards have been the focus of numerous studies in visualExpand
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Animals traded for traditional medicine at the faraday market in South Africa: species diversity and conservation implications
In South Africa, animals and plants are commonly used as traditional medicine for both the healing of ailments and for symbolic purposes such as improving relationships and attaining good fortune.Expand
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Sex‐Based Differences and Similarities in Locomotor Performance, Thermal Preferences, and Escape Behaviour in the Lizard Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi
Differences between sexes in physiological performance have received little attention in animals. We tested for sex differences in maximum sprint speed and maximal exertion over a range ofExpand
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Multiple signals in chameleon contests: designing and analysing animal contests as a tournament
Traditionally, studies of intrasexual selection have focused on single traits that are more exaggerated in males. Relatively little is known about systems in which traits are larger in females or theExpand
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Sex and boldness explain individual differences in spatial learning in a lizard
Understanding individual differences in cognitive performance is a major challenge to animal behaviour and cognition studies. We used the Eastern water skink (Eulamprus quoyii) to examineExpand
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Camouflage and colour change: antipredator responses to bird and snake predators across multiple populations in a dwarf chameleon
Potential prey are often exposed to multiple predators that vary in their foraging tactics and ability to detect prey. For animals that rely on crypsis to avoid predators, one solution is to alterExpand
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Shifting sands and shifty lizards: molecular phylogeny and biogeography of African flat lizards (Platysaurus).
The African flat lizard genus Platysaurus is widely distributed on rock outcrops in southern Africa and is found both east and west of the Kalahari Desert and between major river drainage systems. WeExpand
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