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Lizards Undergo Rapid Evolution After Introduction To A New Home

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  1. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    In 1971, biologists moved five adult pairs of Italian wall lizards from their home island of Pod Kopiste, in the South Adriatic Sea, to the neighboring island of Pod Mrcaru. Now researchers have shown that introducing these small, green-backed lizards, Podarcis sicula, to a new environment caused them to undergo rapid and large-scale evolutionary changes.

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  2. kriminaal

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    That is quite interesting and certainly shows how highly adaptable lizards can be.
     
  3. Merlin

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    What I find amazing is that all these changes happened in just a short amount of time!
     
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