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Study Shows Lizard Moms Dress Their Children for Success
June 12, 2007
Mothers know best when it comes to dressing their children, at least among side-blotched lizards, a common species in the Western United States. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have found that female side-blotched lizards are able to induce different color patterns in their offspring in response to social cues, "dressing" their progeny in patterns they will wear for the rest of their lives.
University of California, Santa Cruz
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