Reflections on Lizard Diversity

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Science  10 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5643, pp. 230-231
DOI: 10.1126/science.1089598

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Lizards Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. by Eric R.Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2003. 347 pp. $45, £29.95. ISBN 0-520-23401-4. Organisms and the Environment.

Pianka and Vitt's comprehensive introduction to the diversity of lizards highlights the reptiles' adaptations and their potential as model organisms for evolutionary and ecological studies.