Lizard See, Lizard Do: First Evidence of Imitation in a Reptile
Episode 67 by Cris Felipe-Alves (Click here to directly access the MP3)
Reptiles aren’t exactly known for the smarts. But maybe they’re just the victim of bad press. A new study shows lizards are capable of social learning through imitation, an ability previously thought to be limited to mammals and birds.
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Kis, A., Huber, L., and Wilkinson, A. (2014). Social
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