Evermanni is back in the spotlight. The Daily Planet, a science TV magazine
that airs on the Canadian Discovery Channel, has joined the growing group of
anole fans. This week a video clip of A. evermanni was
included as part of a segment "Ten Animals that Are Smarter Than You Think." Evemanni was number
nine on the list, a questionable ranking. However, the group included some of the who is
who in cognition research, including: chimps, kea parrots, honeybees --the
model system of Karl von Frisch, one of only a handful of ethologist who has
received a Nobel Prize -- and B. F. Skinner's favorite experimental animal, pigeons.
Kudos to Maria Campano for a wonderful job filming. More information on the cognition of A. evermanni, including a link to the original paper, can be found at this post.
This is also a good opportunity to share our improved
"Chipojo Cognition Center" which keeps expanding at a steady pace. If
you have any suggestions of an acronym for our room, please let us know.