Devon Main

PhD Candidate

Genus-wide phylogeny, biogeography and investigation of cryptic species in Chamaeleo

(with Prof. Krystal Tolley)

Devon is working on the widespread and taxonomically problematic chameleon genus Chamaeleo. Using molecular techniques, he aims to unravel the group’s biogeographic history as well as determine evolutionary relationships between species within the genus. Given the taxonomic quagmire that is Chamaeleo, a primary goal of Devon’s research is to carry out a comprehensive molecular systematic review of the genus and identify potential cryptic diversity.