Diurnal reptile is found to be active during full moon

Generally, species are described as being diurnal or nocturnal active, depending on physiological limitations; diurnal species are not able to perceive their world in the absence of sunlight. Rare are observations reported where diurnal species are nocturnally active.

For more information please see: Brisbane, J.L.K., van den Burg, M.P. (2020) No need for artificial light: nocturnal activity by a diurnal reptile under lunar light. Neotropical Biodiversity 6(1):193-196. https://doi.org/10.1080/23766808.2020.1844993

Article published in BioNews 40

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