Differences in morphology, performance and behaviour between recently diverged populations of Podarcis sicula mirror differences in predation pressure

@article{Vervust2007DifferencesIM,
  title={Differences in morphology, performance and behaviour between recently diverged populations of Podarcis sicula mirror differences in predation pressure},
  author={Bart Vervust and Irena Grbac and Raoul van Damme},
  journal={Oikos},
  year={2007},
  volume={116},
  pages={1343-1352}
}
We investigated the possible role of variation in predation pressure in the phenotypic divergence of two island populations of the Italian wall lizard, Podarcis sicula . In 1971, ten adult specimens from the island of Pod Kopiste (Adriatic Sea, Croatia) were transported to the island of Pod Mrcaru, 3.5 km east, where they founded a new population. Although the two islands resemble each other in general physiognomy (size, elevation, microclimate) and in the absence of terrestrial predators… Expand

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