Island Lizards are 'Tame', Researchers Confirm Overlooked Darwinian Theory

January 10, 2014 6:19 PM

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Island Lizards are 'Tame', Researchers Confirm Overlooked Darwinian Theory

Compared to their relatives on the mainland, lizards living on islands are more "tame," according to new research that builds off an idea presented by Charles Darwin as he was forming his theories of evolution.

The Galapagos Islands served as a major source of inspiration for Darwin as he developed his ideas about natural selection. A corollary of his theory of evolution was that as animals faced the need to evolve, they would at times lose structures, functions and behaviors that were no longer needed as ...

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