Lizards hang on

Published May 1, 2020

It seems that lizards are no strangers to hur­ri­canes. In fact, it seems they’ve evolved big­ger toepads in order to hang on in strong winds. 

[R]esearchers then ana­lyzed 70 years of hur­ri­cane data and pho­tos of 188 Anolis species rang­ing from Florida to Brazil. They found that lizards tend­ed to have larg­er toepads in areas that expe­ri­enced fre­quent hurricanes.

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