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Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles
Adaptive radiation, which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment, is possibly the single most important source ofExpand
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Phylogenetic niche conservatism, phylogenetic signal and the relationship between phylogenetic relatedness and ecological similarity among species.
  • J. Losos
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology letters
  • 1 October 2008
Ecologists are increasingly adopting an evolutionary perspective, and in recent years, the idea that closely related species are ecologically similar has become widespread. In this regard,Expand
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Genetic variation increases during biological invasion by a Cuban lizard
A genetic paradox exists in invasion biology: how do introduced populations, whose genetic variation has probably been depleted by population bottlenecks, persist and adapt to new conditions? LessonsExpand
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Tempo and Mode of Evolutionary Radiation in Iguanian Lizards
Identification of general properties of evolutionary radiations has been hindered by the lack of a general statistical and phylogenetic approach applicable across diverse taxa. We present aExpand
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Ecomorphology, Performance Capability, and Scaling of West Indian Anolis Lizards: An Evolutionary Analysis
Studies of ecomorphology–the relationship among species between morphology and ecology–contain two implicit and rarely tested hypotheses: (1) that morphological differences among species result inExpand
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EARLY BURSTS OF BODY SIZE AND SHAPE EVOLUTION ARE RARE IN COMPARATIVE DATA
George Gaylord Simpson famously postulated that much of life's diversity originated as adaptive radiations—more or less simultaneous divergences of numerous lines from a single ancestral adaptiveExpand
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Adaptive Radiation: Contrasting Theory with Data
Biologists have long been fascinated by the exceptionally high diversity displayed by some evolutionary groups. Adaptive radiation in such clades is not only spectacular, but is also an extremelyExpand
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CONVERGENCE, ADAPTATION, AND CONSTRAINT
  • J. Losos
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 July 2011
Convergent evolution of similar phenotypic features in similar environmental contexts has long been taken as evidence of adaptation. Nonetheless, recent conceptual and empirical developments in manyExpand
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The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals
The evolution of the amniotic egg was one of the great evolutionary innovations in the history of life, freeing vertebrates from an obligatory connection to water and thus permitting the conquest ofExpand
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A comparative analysis of clinging ability among pad‐bearing lizards
We examined clinging ability, subdigital pad area and body mass in 14 pad-bearing lizard species from three families to test three predictions: (1) clinging ability and pad area should be tightlyExpand
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