Lab_4_Notes - Topic 1 Anolis allisoni Trunk-Crown Anolis...

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Topic 1: Anolis allisoni: Trunk-Crown Anolis angusticeps: Trunk Anolis distichus: Trunk-ground Anolis equestris: Crown Giant Anolis grahami: Trunk-Crown Anolis gundlachi: Grass-bush Anolis lineatopus: Grass-bush Anolis occultus: Twig Anolis pulchellus: Twig Anolis valencienni: Twig Topic 2: A.In your opinion, what selective factors must be the same (or sufficiently similar) for anole evolution to converge independently into the same ecomorphs on each of the four Caribbean islands? Think of at least four such factors.
B. The South American mainland has very different ecological niches than the islands we are studying. The mainland anoles have very different morphologies than the island anoles do.

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