After years taking care of ocellated lizards and avoiding bites, we participated to the explanation, at least theoretical, of the evolution of the colour pattern of the lizard Timon lepidus. Indeed, thanks to a mix of super-high resolution pictures and math, we demonstrated that the back of the ocellated lizard is a living cellular automaton.
For people loving math here is the full article.
They even talk about us in the famous « The New York Times » !!!
Study conducted and animals bred at the Laboratory L.A.N.E (www.lanevol.org) and lead by Pr. Milinkovitch.