What Would Have Happened If Darwin Had Discovered The Anoles Of The Greater Antilles Instead Of The Galapagos Finches?

Maybe the classic Darwin evolutionary tree would…

Anoles evolutionary tree in Darwin DayPrincipal image modified from Alföldi et al.

What do you think about the hypothetical case?

 

Suggested reading:

Darwin’s Lizards: like Galapagos’ finches, anoles of the Greater Antilles have proved to be eminently adaptable. By Jonathan B. Losos and Kevin de Queiroz.

The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals. By Jessica Alföldi et al.

Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree. Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles. By Jonathan B. Losos.

It is time for a new classification of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae). By Kirsten E. Nicholson et al.

Pages about Darwin Day:

International Darwin Day Foundation

Darwin Day » British Humanist Association

Educational sources:

Anolis Lizards of the Greater Antilles: Using Phylogeny to Test Hypotheses. By Jennifer (Johnson) Collins.

Anolis Ecomorph Visualization App

This another post about Darwin Day:

http://www.anoleannals.org/2012/02/12/happy-darwin-day/

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