Look at me! Forest-dwelling anoles ‘glow’ to attract attention

14 agosto 2015

See and be seen. In the elaborate game of seeking and attracting a mate, male anole lizards have a special trick — they grab attention by perching on a tree limb, bobbing their heads up and down, and extending a colorful throat fan, called a dewlap. The dramatic ‘glowing’ effect, according to a new study, increases the efficacy of the male lizard’s visual signal, making them stand out better to females.