SciCafe: Hunting the Hidden Reptiles of Madagascar
Hall of the Universe at the American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West at 79th St., Manhattan)

Despite more than 200 years of exploration, new species of snakes, chameleons, geckos, and skinks are still being discovered in Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world. Join associate Curator Chris Raxworthy, who has studied reptiles and amphibians in Madagascar for more than 25 years, as he discusses how modern technologies such as satellite imagery and DNA sequencing, along with “muddy boots” field biology in some of the most remote regions of the island, make new discoveries possible.