Evolutionary radiation: Difference between revisions

moved to example section instead of lead; less POV wording (sure they're interesting [I wrote most of the current anole article], but calling them "particularly interesting" compared to the numerous other known cases is hardly balanced)
(moved to example section instead of lead; less POV wording (sure they're interesting [I wrote most of the current anole article], but calling them "particularly interesting" compared to the numerous other known cases is hardly balanced))
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}}</ref> [[Anolis ecomorph|Caribbean anoline lizards]] are a particularly interesting example of an adaptive radiation.<ref>[http://www87.homepage.villanova.edu/todd.jackman/anolis/parallel.html ''Parallel Adaptive Radiations - Caribbean Anoline Lizards.''] Tood Jackman. Villanova University. Retrieved 10 September 2013.</ref>
 
==Examples==
 
==Recent examples==
A number of groups have undergone evolutionary radiation in relatively recent times. The [[cichlidae|cichlids]] in particular have been much studied by [[biology|biologists]]. In places such as [[Lake Malawi]] they have evolved into a very wide variety of forms, including species that are filter feeders, snail eaters, brood parasites, algal grazers, and fish-eaters.<ref>The Cichlid Fishes: Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution by George Barlow (2002)</ref> [[Anolis ecomorph|Caribbean anoline lizards]] are another well-known example of an adaptive radiation.<ref>[http://www87.homepage.villanova.edu/todd.jackman/anolis/parallel.html ''Parallel Adaptive Radiations - Caribbean Anoline Lizards.''] Tood Jackman. Villanova University. Retrieved 10 September 2013.</ref> [[Grass]]es have been anothera success, evolving in parallel with [[grazing]] [[herbivore]]s such as [[horse]]s and [[antelope]].<ref>[http://www.palaeos.com/Cenozoic/Cenozoic.htm Palaeos Cenozoic: The Cenozoic Era<!-- Bot generated title -->] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20081106000812/http://www.palaeos.com/Cenozoic/Cenozoic.htm |date=2008-11-06 }}</ref>
 
==See also==