How lizards avoid being killed by venomous snakes

26 Mar 2024
A yellow spotted goanna eating a black whip snake. Image: James Dobson

A University of Queensland-led study has shed light on how some lizards have evolved to resist deadly neurotoxins from Australia’s most venomous snakes.

The research, led by UQ’s Professor Bryan Fry, focused on the interactions between venomous Australian snakes such as death adders, and the varanid lizard species which includes Komodo dragons and goannas.

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