Chapter

Cradle To Grave

Jonathan B. Losos

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780520255913
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943735 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0008
Cradle To Grave

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This chapter reviews the basic aspects of anole population biology and life history and the role of anoles in the ecosystem, discussing reproduction, growth, dispersal, life span and survival rates, predation, parasites, population density and constancy, and diet. In some cases, such as diet, considerable diversity exists within and among anole species. The chapter explores this diversity, explaining its ecological and evolutionary significance.

Keywords: population biology; life history; reproduction; growth; dispersal; life span; survival; predation; parasites; population density

Chapter.  11176 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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