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Anderson Lab

Comparative Functional Morphology, Biomechanics & the Physiology of Movement

University of South Dakota, Department of Biology

Latest News:

January 2020 - Our paper attributing a Kenyan Miocene chameleon fossil to the genus Calumma and providing the first fossil evidence of an African origin to Madagascar's endemic chameleons was just published in Scientific Reports!

- Chris, Rachel & Lucas each presented research from the lab at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting in Austin, TX.

December 2019 - Our paper comparing muscle contractile physiology of jaw and leg muscles in Anolis lizards was

published in its accepted form in The Journal of

Experimental Biology!

November 2019 - Our paper with collaborators at

Western Kentucky University on variation of the

gular pouch in chameleons was published in its

accepted form in The Anatomical Record!

April 2019 - Chris has been appointed

Chair of the IUCN Species Survival

Commission (SSC) Chameleon

Specialist Group.

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