The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

Summary

In the Caribbean islands, adaptation to several common habitats has led to a large adaptive radiation with interesting examples of convergent evolution. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
LS2.A, LS3.B, LS4.B, LS4.C
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 1.B.2, 1.C.1, 1.C.2
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.4, C.1
AP Environmental Science (2013)
II.C
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
3.2
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.4, WHST.6-12.9, MP2
Vision and Change (2009)
CC1, CC5

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