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April 14, 2023

Tropical lizard species Puerto Rican crested anole

A Puerto Rican crested anole (Anolis cristatellus). These tropical lizards have unique genetic markers that distinguish their urban populations from neighboring forest populations.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DEB 1354044, DEB 1927194 and DEB 1701706 .]

Learn more in the New York University news story Urban lizards share genomic markers not found in forest-dwellers. (Date of image: January 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: April 13, 2023)

Credit: Kristin Winchell/New York University

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