My story so far

Versión en español aquí Many times people relate me with lizards. When they see a picture, a video, or even if they see one face to face, dead or alive, they ask me for the species ID. The truth is that I know almost nothing about lizards that is not in an evolutionary context. I…

Rapid Evolution, Rapid Extinction and the Influence of Man

Versión en español aquí A popular myth relates “evolution” with strictly long time periods, thousands or millions of years. This is understandable given that the most popular examples (dinosaurs – birds, Australopithecus – Homo sapiens) are those in which big changes needed a lot of time to “transform” a living being into a totally different…

Phymaturus: Lizards running on ash

Cover image by flickr user Javier Orellana Versión en español aquí! After many months, the last of the tropidurines has arrived. Phymaturus is a very particular genus of lizards and stands out of the rest of the genera in Tropidurinae because of its particular morphology, adapted to a life in rocky micro-habitats. In general, the…