Rapid Formation of Reproductive Isolation between Two Populations of Side-Blotched Lizards, Uta stansburiana

@article{Corl2012RapidFO,
  title={Rapid Formation of Reproductive Isolation between Two Populations of Side-Blotched Lizards, Uta stansburiana},
  author={Ammon Corl and Lesley T. Lancaster and Barry R. Sinervo},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012},
  pages={593 - 602}
}
Determining the factors that give rise to reproductive isolation is critical for understanding how species form. Observing reproductive isolation between closely related populations is especially interesting because it can show the factors initially involved in species formation. We studied two phenotypically different populations of Side-Blotched Lizards (Uta stansburiana), which diverged less than 22,500 years ago according to geologic evidence. The lava flow population has dark dorsal… Expand
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