Hotter reptiles may be smarter

Research recently compiled on Australian skinks shows the possibility of higher temperatures linked to higher intelligence.

Lizards are not often thought of as intelligent due to their quite simple and lazy lifestyle, however, when bred in warmer temperatures herpetologist Joshua Amiel of the University of Sydney has found that these skinks have a higher ability to move, and react to the environment around them.

His paper was published in Biology Letters on the 11th of January this year and further details can be found in the linked article below.

Global Warming May Make Reptiles Smarter | Wired Science |


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