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Publications of Manuel S Leal    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

Papers Published

  1. Leal, M. and A. R. Gunderson, Rapid change in thermal tolerance of a tropical lizard., American Naturalist, vol. 180 (2012), pp. 815-822
  2. Powell, B. J. and M. Leal, Brain evolution across the Puerto Rican anole radiation, Brain Behavior and Evolution (2012), ISSN DOI:10.1159/000341161
  3. Leal M. and B. J. Powell, Behavioural flexibility and problem solving in a tropical lizard, Biology Letters, vol. 8 (2012), pp. 28-30, ISSN doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0480
  4. Kolbe, J. J., M. Leal, T. W. Schoener, D. A. Spiller, and J. B. Losos, Founder Effects Persist Despite Adaptive Differentiation: A Replicated Field Experiment in a Caribbean Lizard, Science, vol. 335 (2012), pp. 1086-1089 [doi]
  5. Gunderson, A. R., and M. Leal, Geographic variation in vulnerability to climate warming in a tropical Caribbean lizard, Functional Ecology, vol. 26 (2012), pp. 786-793
  6. Leal M. and B. J. Powell, On the flexibility of lizard's cognition: a response to Vasconcelos et al., Biology Letters, vol. 8 (2012), pp. 44-45 [doi]
  7. Gunderson, A. R., J. Siegel, and M. Leal, Test of the contribution of acclimation to geographic variation in water loss rates of the West Indian Anolis cristatellus, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, vol. 181 no. 7 (2011), pp. 965-972
  8. Rodríguez-Robles, J.A., T. Jezkova, and M. Leal, Climatic stability and genetic divergence in the tropical insular lizard Anolis krugi, the Puerto RIcan "Lagartijo Jardinaero de la Montaña", Molecular Ecology, vol. 19 no. 9 (2010), pp. 1860-1876
  9. Rodríguez-Schettino, L, J.B. Losos, P.E. Hertz, K.deQueiroz, A.R. Chamizo, M. Leal, and V.R. González, The anoles of Soroa: aspects of their ecological relationships, Breviora no. 520 (2010), pp. 1-22
  10. Fleishman, L.J., M. Leal, and M.H. Persons, Habitat light and dewlap color diversity in four species of Puerto Rican anoline lizards, Journal of Coparative Physiology A, vol. 195 (2009), pp. 1043-1069
  11. Jezkova, T., M. Leal, and J.A. Rodriguez-Robles, Living together but remaining apart: comparative phylogeography of Anolis poncensis and A. cooki, two lizards endemic to the arilands of Puerto Rico, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 96 (2009), pp. 617-634
  12. Leonhardt, S. D., J. Tung, J. B. Camden, M. Leal, and C. M. Drea, Seeing red: behavioral evidence of trichromatic color vision in strepsirrhine primate, Behavioral Ecology, vol. 20 (2009), pp. 1-12
  13. Johnson, M. A., M. Leal, L. Rodríguez-Schettino, A. Chamizo Lara, L. J. Revell, and J. B. Losos, A phylogenetic perspective on foraging mode evolution and habitat use in West Indian Anolis lizards., Animal Behaviour, vol. 75 (2008), pp. 555-563
  14. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., T, Jezkova and M. Leal, Genetic structuring in the threatened “Lagartijo del Bosque Seco” (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 46 (2008), pp. 503-514
  15. Fleishman, L. J., M. Leal and J. Sheehan, Illumination geometry, detector position and objective determination of animal signal colours in natural light, Animal Behaviour, vol. 71 (2006), pp. 463-474
  16. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., M. Leal and J. B. Losos, Habitat selection by the Puerto Rican Yellow-chinned anole, Anolis gundlachi, Canadian Journal of Zoology, vol. 83 (2005), pp. : 983-988
  17. Leal, M. and L. J. Fleishman, Differences in visual signal design and detectability between allopatric populations of Anolis lizards, American Naturalist, vol. 163 (2004), pp. 26-39
  18. Fuller, R. C., L. F. Fleishman, M. Leal, J. Travis, and E. R. Loew, Intraspecific variation in retinal cone distribution in bluefin killifish, Lucania goodei, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, vol. 189 (2003), pp. 609-616
  19. Losos, J. B., M. Leal, R. E. Glor, K. deQueiroz, P. E. Hertz, L. Rodríguez-Schettino, A. Chamizo-Lara, T. R. Jackman, and A. Larson, Niche lability in the evolution of a Caribbean lizard community, Nature, vol. 423 (2003), pp. 542-545
  20. Leal, M, and L. J. Fleishman, Evidence for habitat partitioning based on adapation to environmental light in a pair of sympatric lizard species, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, vol. 269 (2002), pp. 351-359
  21. Leal, M, A. K. Knox, and J. B. Losos, Lack of convergence in aquatic Anolis lizards, Evolution, vol. 56 (2002), pp. 785-791
  22. Torres, J., R. Thomas, M. Leal, and T. Gush, Ant and termite predation by the tropical blindsnake Typhlops platycephalus, Insectes Sociaux, vol. 47 (2000), pp. 1-6
  23. Leal, M., and J. B. Losos, Behavior and ecology of the Cuban “Chipojo Bobos” Chamaeleolis barbatus and C. porcus, Journal of Herpetology, vol. 32 (2000), pp. 318-322
  24. M. Leal, Honest signalling during prey-predator interactions in the lizard Anolis cristatellus, Animal Behaviour, vol. 58 (1999), pp. 521-526
  25. Leal, M., J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, and J. B. Losos, An experimental study of interspecific interactions between two Puerto Rican Anolis lizards, Oecologia, vol. 117 (1998), pp. 273-278
  26. Leal, M., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, Antipredator responses of the Puerto Rican giant anole, Anolis cuvieri (Sauria: Polychrotidae), Biotropica, vol. 29 (1997), pp. 372-375
  27. Leal, M., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, Signalling displays during predator-prey interactions in a Puerto Rican anole, Anolis cristatellus, Animal Behaviour, vol. 54 (1997), pp. 1147-1154
  28. Leal, M., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, Antipredator responses of Anolis cristatellus (Sauria: Polychrotidae), Copeia, vol. 95 (1995), pp. 155-161
  29. Leal, M., and R. Thomas, Notes on the feeding behavior and the exhibit of caudal luring by juvenile Alsophis portoricensis (Serpentes: Colubridae), Journal of Herpetology, vol. 28 (1994), pp. 126-128
  30. Thomas, R., and M. Leal, Feeding envenomation by Arrhyton exigumm (Serpentes: Colubridae), Journal of Herpetology, vol. 27 (1993), pp. 107-109
  31. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and M. Leal, Effects of prey type on the feeding behavior of Alsophis portoricensis (Serpentes: Colubridae), Journal of Herpetology, vol. 27 (1993), pp. 163-168
  32. Fleishman, L. J., E. R. Loew, and M. Leal, Ultraviolet vision in lizards, Nature, vol. 365 (1993), pp. 397
  33. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and M. Leal, ALSOPHIS PORTORICENSIS (Puerto Rican Racer). DIET, Herpetological Review, vol. 24 (1993), pp. 150-151
  34. Leal, M., and R. Thomas, ThomasELEUTHERODACTYLUS COQUI (Puerto Rican coquí). Prey, Herpetological Review, vol. 23 (1992), pp. 79-80
  35. Steinberg, D. S. and M. Leal, Sensory system properties predict signal modulation in a tropical lizard, Aninal Behaviour, vol. 85 no. 3 , pp. 623–629 [025], [doi]

Book Reviews

  1. M. Leal, Anoles are smarter than humans, Journal of Biogeography, vol. 24 (1997), pp. 536-537


  1. Leal, M. and J.B. Losos, Communication and speciation, Nature, vol. 467 (2010), pp. 159-160
  2. Anolis Newsletter V, edited by Losos, J.B., and M. Leal (1999), pp. 125 pp., Washington University: St. Louis, Mo.

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