Parallel within-island microevolution of lizards on neighboring islands

Browning, R.P.; Thorpe, R.S.
July 1991
Nature;7/4/1991, Vol. 352 Issue 6330, p60
Academic Journal
Studies microgeographic variation in the color patterns of two skinks (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from neighboring heterogeneous islands. Observations indicate that differential selection between lush and arid habitats is the primary cause of the variation in color pattern.


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