A biomechanical analysis of intra- and interspecific scaling of jumping and morphology in Caribbean Anolis lizards.

@article{Toro2003ABA,
  title={A biomechanical analysis of intra- and interspecific scaling of jumping and morphology in Caribbean Anolis lizards.},
  author={Esteban Toro and Anthony Herrel and Bieke Vanhooydonck and Duncan J. Irschick},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={206 Pt 15},
  pages={2641-52}
}
Scaling models predict how functional variables change as animals grow or increase in size evolutionarily. However, few experimental studies have found support for the predictions of these models. Here, we use a force plate to investigate the scaling of functional variables associated with jumping within (for three species) and across adults of 12 species of Anolis lizards. Both ontogenetically (with the exception of Anolis carolinensis) and across the 12 species examined, limb dimensions… CONTINUE READING

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