Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles (Organisms and Environments)

Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles (Organisms and Environments)

Jonathan B. Losos


Adaptive radiation, which ends up while a unmarried ancestral species supplies upward push to many descendants, every one tailored to another a part of the surroundings, is potentially the one most crucial resource of organic variety within the residing international. one of many best-studied examples comprises Caribbean Anolis lizards. With approximately four hundred species, Anolis has performed a massive function within the improvement of ecological idea and has develop into a version process exemplifying the mixing of ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral reports to appreciate evolutionary diversification. This significant paintings, written by means of one of many best-known investigators of Anolis, reviews and synthesizes a major literature. Jonathan B. Losos illustrates how diverse clinical ways to the questions of variation and diversification could be built-in and examines evolutionary and ecological questions of curiosity to a extensive diversity of biologists.

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