Male Lizards Prefer More-Feminine Lizards to "Bearded Ladies," New Research Finds

Male Lizards Prefer More-Feminine Lizards to "Bearded Ladies," New Research Finds

A mostly grey male lizard with a bright blue patch on his throat

Mating-behavior studies of lizards in three southern U.S. states has revealed which females male lizards find to be the sexiest. The research, led by Tracy Langkilde at Penn State Univeristyu, provides insight into the evolution of male-female differences. This photo shows a male fence lizard with male-type bright blue "badges" outlined in black. More information is online at http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2013-news/Langkilde10-2013

Image: Langkilde lab, Penn State University
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