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EARLY BURSTS OF BODY SIZE AND SHAPE EVOLUTION ARE RARE IN COMPARATIVE DATA
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It is suggested that the classical model of adaptive radiation, where morphological evolution is initially rapid and slows through time, may be rare in comparative data.
A TAXONOMIC REVISION OF SOUTH AMERICAN STENOCERCUS (SQUAMATA: IGUANIA) LIZARDS
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A dichotomous key to assist in the identification of specimens is provided and a diagnosis, description, and summary of distribution are provided based on examination of 2001 specimens and data from the literature.
A Phylogenetic, Biogeographic, and Taxonomic study of all Extant Species of Anolis (Squamata; Iguanidae)
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A phylogenetic analysis of all 379 extant species of Anolis, with new phylogenetic data for 139 species including new DNA data for 101 species is presented, using the resulting estimates as a basis for defining anole clade names under the principles of phylogenetic nomenclature and to examine the biogeographic history of anoles.
Phylogeny and biogeography of a large radiation of Andean lizards (Iguania, Stenocercus)
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The most parsimonious tree obtained from analysis of dataset 2 is used in a dispersal‐vicariance analysis to infer ancestral areas and major biogeographical events and is generally congruent with each other, as well as with previously published hypotheses.
Are lizards feeling the heat? A tale of ecology and evolution under two temperatures
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A large (861 species) global dataset of lizard body temperatures was used, and the mean annual temperatures across their geographic ranges were examined to examine the relationships between body andmean annual temperatures.
The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation
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It is shown that additional conservation actions are needed to effectively protect reptiles, particularly lizards and turtles, and that adding reptile knowledge to a global complementarity conservation priority scheme identifies many locations that consequently become important.
Cranial osteology of the andean lizard stenocercus guentheri (Squamata: Tropiduridae) and its postembryonic development
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The adult cranial osteology of the tropidurid lizard Stenocercus guentheri and its postembryonic development are described based on cleared and double‐stained and dry skeletal specimens from a single Ecuadorian population.
Older than the islands: origin and diversification of Galápagos leaf‐toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) by multiple colonizations
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The phylogenetic hypotheses and recent palaeogeographical data support both dispersal and vicariance as mechanisms leading to the radiation of leaf-toed geckos in the Galapagos Islands.
Late bloomers and baby boomers: ecological drivers of longevity in squamates and the tuatara
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It is postulate that low-quality nutrition reduces growth rates, promotes a relative decline in reproductive rates and thus prolongs life, and points to a continuum of slow-to-fast life-history strategies.
The geography of snake reproductive mode: a global analysis of the evolution of snake viviparity
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It is concluded that viviparity is adaptive in cold climates, but not necessarily in unpredictable/seasonal climates.
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