The Knight and the anole

Although it was filmed a few years ago, I just recently got around to watching the BBC documentary series Life in Cold Blood written and narrated by Sir David Attenborough.  In the third episode of the series “Dragons of the Dry” there is a brief segment on anole display behavior.  Attenborough aggravates a male A. sagrei with a mirror and is rewarded with “the full works”: erect dorsal and nuchal crests, tail wags, push-ups and dewlaping.

About Anthony Geneva

Assistant Professor at Rutgers University–Camden. I use a variety of evolutionary genomics approaches to ask questions about gene flow, adaptation and speciation.
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1 Response to The Knight and the anole

  1. Rich Glor says:

    I can’t wait to use the phrase “the full works” in a publication.

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