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The Lizard That Plays Rock-Paper-Scissors to Find a Mate

 

This episode of PBS’ Deep Look web series explains how male side-blotched lizards, which come in different shades of orange, yellow, and blue, play a Rock-Paper-Scissors type game when competing for potential mates.
“The males of each color are able to outcompete one of the others’ colors for mates but is susceptible to the other color. It reminded the researchers of the rock-paper-scissors game where rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock (read more about these facinating lizards).”

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