Body size varies among individuals in a species of lizard in the genus Aristelliger. Small lizards have a hard time defending a territory, and thus mating, but large lizards are more likely to be preyed on by owls. Therefore, natural selection favors individuals with an average body size. This is an example of _________.

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    directional selection
    disruptive selection
    stabilizing selection
    kin selection
    sexual selection

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous

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stabilizing selection
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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