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Lizards in an Evolutionary TreeEcology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles$
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Jonathan Losos

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255913

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255913.001.0001

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Meet the Anoles!

Meet the Anoles!

(p.11) 2 Meet the Anoles!
Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

Jonathan B. Losos

University of California Press

This chapter introduces anoles, describing their diagnostic characteristics and geographic distribution, as well as species diversity. Anoles are characterized by the possession of a dewlap and of subdigital toepads. A number of other features are notable, especially aspects of the anole visual system and reproductive cycle. The chapter also discusses species recognition and evolution of reproductive isolation in anoles.

Keywords:   anoles, geographic distribution, species diversity, dewlap, toepads, species recognition, reproductive isolation

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