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
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.