Evolutionary implications of phenotypic plasticity in the hindlimb of the lizard Anolis sagrei.

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Species of Anolis lizards that use broad substrates have long legs, which provide enhanced maximal sprint speed, whereas species that use narrow surfaces have short legs, which permit careful movements. We raised hatchling A. sagrei in terraria provided with only broad or only narrow surfaces. At the end of the experiment, lizards in the broad treatment had… (More)

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@article{Losos2000EvolutionaryIO, title={Evolutionary implications of phenotypic plasticity in the hindlimb of the lizard Anolis sagrei.}, author={Jonathan B. Losos and Douglas A. Creer and Danielle Glossip and Richard G{\"o}llner and Andrea D Hampton and Graham Roberts and Neal H Haskell and Peter C Taylor and J Ettling}, journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution}, year={2000}, volume={54 1}, pages={301-5} }