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Caribbean Lizards and the Tape of Life (1 of 9)

Caption: A male Southern Green Anole, Anolis coelestinus, peers from behind a banana leaf on the island of Hispaniola. This species, which actively searches the trunks and crowns of trees for insects, has converged to occupy the same macroevolutionary adaptive peak as its ecological counterparts in Cuba. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the July 19, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Luke Mahler at University of California, Davis in Davis, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "Exceptional Convergence on the Macroevolutionary Landscape in Island Lizard Radiations."

Credit: [Image courtesy of Miguel Landestoy]

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