University published a study of the anole populations in Science, showing that, over the course of 15 years and 20 generations, the green anoles on multiple invaded islands first changed their behavior to live higher in the trees, then developed adaptations suited to life on small branches: bigger toe pads and more of the small flaps on the bottoms of their toes that allow them to stick to surfaces.
On most of the islands, native green anole lizards have made their home.
Adaptation and the evolution of cold tolerance in green anole lizards
The green anole lizard, Anolis carolinensis, is an ideal species to explore the molecular basis of climate-mediated local adaptation.
the green anole
(Anolis carolinensis) is the most common lizard in the Southeast.
But he also noticed that when two male green anoles are caged together, they fight for dominance.
However, green anole (Anolis carolinensis) lizards found in the southern U.
, despite the predations of birds and housecats (and kids), are the most common lizards in Florida.
Reservoir competence of the southeastern five-lined skink (Eumeces inexpectatus) and the green anole
(Anolis carolinensis) for Borrelia burgdorferi.