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Anole lizards that inhabit the islands and mainland of the Caribbean basin have evolved morphological traits adapted to the microhabitat that they occupy. The anoles on these islands have been

Anole lizards that inhabit the islands and mainland of the Caribbean basin have evolved morphological traits adapted to the microhabitat that they occupy. The anoles on these islands have been characterized as "ecomorphs" or morphologically and behaviorally-adapted groups, including: crown-giant, trunk-crown, trunk, grass-bush, twig, and trunk-ground. Ecomorphs display morphological features that are specifically adapted to the habitat that the anole occupies. One key morphological difference is tail length. While the anoles Anolis carolinensis and A.

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  • 2013-05
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