A developmental staging series for the lizard genus Anolis: a new system for the integration of evolution, development, and ecology.

@article{Sanger2008ADS,
  title={A developmental staging series for the lizard genus Anolis: a new system for the integration of evolution, development, and ecology.},
  author={Thomas J. Sanger and Jonathan B Losos and Jeremy J. Gibson-Brown},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={2008},
  volume={269 2},
  pages={129-37}
}
Vertebrate developmental biologists typically rely on a limited number of model organisms to understand the evolutionary bases of morphological change. Unfortunately, a typical model system for squamates (lizards and snakes) has not yet been developed leaving many fundamental questions about morphological evolution unaddressed. New model systems would ideally include clades, rather than single species, that are amenable to both laboratory studies of development and field-based analyses of… CONTINUE READING