Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates

Berkeley — Most frogs emit a characteristic croak to attract the attention of a potential mate. But a few frog species that call near loud streams — where the noise may obscure those crucial love songs — add to their calls by visually showing off with the flap of a hand, a wave of a […]

Flashy lizards are more attractive to mates and to predators

IMAGE: A water anole with a colorful dewlap. view more  Credit: J. Montemarano. BINGHAMTON, NY — In the lizard world, flashy colors attract the interest of females looking for mates. But they can make colorful males desirable to other eyes, too — as lunch. Assistant Research Professor of Biological Sciences Lindsey Swierk is the first author […]