Video: The origin and evolution of an extraordinary lizard family

Life Sciences lecturer Dr Daniel Pincheira-Donoso and PhD student Manuel Jara have produced a video to showcase their research on the evolution of lizards.

Dr Daniel Pincheira-Donoso is one of the few people in the world who works on the ecology and evolution of the Liolaemus lizard species, exceptional and dominant components of the South American fauna.

An upcoming paper by Manuel reconstructs the evolutionary history of Liolaemus lizards based on the reconstruction of the climates that existed over the last 20-25 million years.

The video tells the story of their origins and dispersion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_7rryGxjD0