Concordant evolution of locomotor behaviour, display rate and morphology in <ce:italic>Anolis</ce:italic> lizards

@article{Losos1990ConcordantEO,
  title={Concordant evolution of locomotor behaviour, display rate and morphology in <ce:italic>Anolis</ce:italic> lizards},
  author={Jonathan B. Losos},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1990},
  volume={39},
  pages={879-890}
}
Morphologically similar species of Anolis lizards use similar microhabitats on islands in the Greater Antilles. The habitat matrix model suggests that particular locomotor behaviours are favoured in different microhabitats, and that species evolve the morphology appropriate for a given locomotor mode. These predictions are confirmed for 13 species of Jamaican and Puerto Rican anoles. Species occupying similar microhabitats group together in a multi-dimensional 'behaviour space'. Phylogenetic… CONTINUE READING

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