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Rapid Changes in Climate Don't Slow Some Lizards

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2012) — One tropical lizard's tolerance to cold is stiffer than scientists had suspected. A new study shows that the Puerto Rican lizard Anolis cristatellus has adapted to the cooler winters of Miami. The results also suggest that this lizard may be able to tolerate temperature variations caused by climate change.

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The Puerto Rican lizard, "Anolis cristatellus", has two populations, one living in dry forests (Guánica, Aguirre, Boquerón and Ceiba) and one living in humid forests (Guajataca, Cambalache, La Vega and Mata de Plátano). Those living in dry forests are reaching their maximum temperature and could be a victim of climate change.

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A Caribbean lizard, a hurricane and a group of scientists that includes a Puerto Rican professor got "together" to help answer one of evolution's most fundamental questions. This article is part of Ciencia Puerto Rico's collaboration with El Nuevo Día.

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