Southern Cold Snap: Reptilian Toll

carolinensis frozen

Two days ago, the Boston Globe had an article online,

Winter storm causes havoc in US South

“A winter storm that hit the southern United States yesterday all but paralyzed the city of Atlanta, stranding people in cars at stores and children at their schools. The storm only brought a few inches across the region but with the ice caused major problems in America’s southern region.”
Accompanying the article were 28 photos. The one above was #22, with the following caption: “Snow covers a dead lizard in Springville, Ala., on Jan. 28. (Mark Almond/Associated Press)”

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

5 thoughts on “Southern Cold Snap: Reptilian Toll

  1. We are at our winter digs in Jackson, Mississippi. Got down to single digits and we got over an inch of snow. Leaving for South China today but supposed to be 70 F tomorrow, so would expect to see some carolinensis up, if we were here…. Skip

  2. Just for fun, is it possible to say what the swlaatter barrier makes the effective distance between islands or between islands and the mainland? As in, islands that are X kilometres apart are as different in species composition as two equally sized bits of mainland that are Y kilometres apart, to get an intuitive sense of just how special islands are

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