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Madre con bebes closeupSantoyo-Brito, E., S. Perea-Fox, H. Núñez, and S. F. Fox. 2021. Maternal care and secretive behaviour of neonates in the highly social lizard Liolaemus leopardinus (Squamata: Liolaemidae) from the central Chilean Andes may relate to size-specific bird predation. Behaviour DOI:10.1163/1568539X-bja10065 


Enrique and Carrie wedding2cEnrique Santoyo-Brito, Ph.D. from the Fox lab in 2017, just got married to fellow graduate student in the Department of Integrative Biology, Carrie Klase, is accepting a new job at the University of Illinois, and will be moving to Urbana, IL soon. Lots of life-changing events, all positive, well, except that for the time being, Carrie is not moving with him to Urbana. Enrique will be working in the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois as a Scientific Specialist in the Biological

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Collections. His major responsibilities are to plan and implement the full integration of the SIUC (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale) fluid vertebrate collection into the Prairie Research Institute Biological Collections. 

Agan outstanding 1Justin Agan just received the Departmental Outstanding PhD Award from Integrative Biology. He is the sixth student to win this honor in the history of the Fox Lab. Congratulations Justin and the Fox Lab!

  • 2020     Santoyo-Brito, E., H. Núñez, W. E. Cooper, Jr., and S. F. Fox. Comparison of escape behavior between solitary and grouped Liolaemus leopardinus lizards from the central Chilean Andes. Herpetologica 76: 285–289. PDF

  • 2020     Fox, S. F., F. de J. Rodríguez-Romero, and A. A. Crosby. Juvenile-juvenile social signalling: a case for precocial sexual selection in the collared lizard, Crotaphytus collaris (Squamata: Crotaphytidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 130: 336–344. (Full article)
  • 2020     Wiggins, J. M., E. Santoyo-Brito, J. B. Scales, and S. F. Fox. Gene dose indicates presence of sex chromosomes in Collared Lizards (Crotaphytus collaris), a species with temperature-influenced sex determination. Herpetologica 76: 27-30.PDF

  • 2018     Santoyo-Brito, E., S. Fox, and H. Núñez. Age estimation through skeletochronology and mark-recapture of free-living individuals in a population of a high-elevation, viviparous lizard from Chile, Liolaemus leopardinus. Phyllomedusa 17(1): 101-112.

Madre con bebes closeupNational Geographic recently posted an article on their website featuring Bad Moms in nature, which summarized how bad the Leopard Tree Iguana (Liolaemus leopardinus) mothers are. Of course, they are bad only by crude human standards. They are wonderfully adapted to their environment according to research by Stanley Fox and past student Enrique Santoyo-Brito.