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Dewlap Colors 1. Anolis cristatellus and A. cooki are both trunk-ground anoles that live on Puerto Rico. A. cristatellus lives in a shady, forest environment, while A. cooki lives in an open, sunny environment. What is an adaptive explanation for why the dewlap of one species evolved to be brighter and that of another species darker?

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  • Dewlap Colors 1. Anolis cristatellus and A. cooki are both trunk-ground anoles that live on Puerto Rico. A. cristatellus lives in a shady, forest environment, while A. cooki lives in an open, sunny environment. What is an adaptive explanation for why the dewlap of one species evolved to be brighter and that of another species darker?


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