A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF CHARACTER DISPLACEMENT IN CARIBBEAN ANOLIS LIZARDS

@article{Losos1990APA,
  title={A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF CHARACTER DISPLACEMENT IN CARIBBEAN ANOLIS LIZARDS},
  author={Jonathan B. Losos},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1990},
  volume={44}
}
  • J. Losos
  • Published 1 May 1990
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Evolution
Twenty‐seven islands in the Lesser Antilles contain either one or two species of Anolis lizards. On nine of the ten two‐species islands, the species differ substantially in size; 16 of the 17 one‐species islands harbor an intermediate‐sized species. Two processes could produce such a pattern: size adjustment (or character displacement), in which similar‐sized species evolve in different directions in sympatry; and size assortment, in which only different‐sized species can successfully colonize… 
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