character displacement

From deep time into real time: What evolutionary processes?

Rapid evolution of a native species following invasion by a congener Abstract excerpt: “…the lizard Anolis carolinensis moved to higher perches following invasion by Anolis sagrei and, in response, adaptively evolved larger toepads after only 20 generations.” My comment: This indicates that the behavior evolved before the species, in response, evolved larger toepads. Reported as: From deep time into real time: What evolutionary processes?