General Discussion Florida Lizards Evolve to Beat Invasive Species in Just 15 Years

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Florida Lizards Evolve to Beat Invasive Species in Just 15 Years

Even though an invasive species is taking its territory, Florida's native green anole lizard won't go down without a fight. It'll go up.

Scientists have shown that as a result of pressure from the invasive Cuban brown anole lizard, the green anole evolved stickier feet to help it climb higher in trees within 15 years.

The invasion of the Cuban lizard, which competed for the same food and ate the green anole hatchlings, forced the native anoles up higher into trees, where the branches are...
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