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Stories by Darren Naish

Meet the Shreats

A quick look at the obscure, striped, worm-eating mice of the Philippines...

July 13, 2016 — Darren Naish

The Stegosaurus Plate Controversy

You live in the Jurassic and you've evolved giant, diamond-shaped bone plates that stick out the top of your neck, back and tail. Why, evolution, why??

July 11, 2016 — Darren Naish

If Bigfoot Were Real

We have the Bigfoot vocalizations, we have the Bigfoot tracks, we have the Bigfoot DNA, right? Well…

June 28, 2016 — Darren Naish

The Biology of Sirens

Sirens build nests, have beaks, eat plants and have a history of "size shuffling"--they're incredible!

June 15, 2016 — Darren Naish

Palleon, Archaius, Kinyongia, Nadzikambia--The Last Chameleons, Part 3

In the two previous articles in this series–devoted to the living chameleons of the world–we’ve looked at the full spread of chameleon diversity (Part 1, Part 2). There are the small, short-tailed leaf chameleons and pygmy chameleons, the little heartland-dwelling African dwarf chameleons, the sometimes giant Calumma chameleons, the ornate, sometimes horned Trioceros chameleons, and so on.

March 5, 2016 — Darren Naish

By the Horns of Trioceros, the Casque of Calumma, the Brood of Bradypodion--Chameleons, Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the ‘What’s with all these new chameleon names?’ series. In the previous article, we looked at the fact that the ‘two genera system’ widely in use prior to the 1990s started to fall apart during the 1980s; we also looked specifically at the chameleon genera Rhampholeon and Rieppeleon. This time round—surprise surprise—we look at... more chameleons

February 25, 2016 — Darren Naish