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Study Illustrates Diversification, Speciation In Biological "Islands"

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December 15, 2000
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Lizard species on large Caribbean islands are more numerous than those on smaller islands because there is more evolution going on. The bigger the island, the faster species proliferate and diversify. Jonathan B. Losos, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, proved this species-area relationship in a study of 143 species of Caribbean Anolis lizards on 147 islands.

Lizard species on large Caribbean islands are more numerous than those on smaller islands because there is more evolution going on.


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