AN INTERSPECIFIC TEST OF ALLEN'S RULE: EVOLUTIONARY IMPLICATIONS FOR ENDOTHERMIC SPECIES

@inproceedings{Nudds2007ANIT,
  title={AN INTERSPECIFIC TEST OF ALLEN'S RULE: EVOLUTIONARY IMPLICATIONS FOR ENDOTHERMIC SPECIES},
  author={R. Nudds and S. Oswald},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2007}
}
  • R. Nudds, S. Oswald
  • Published in
    Evolution; international…
    2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Ecogeographical rules provide potential to describe how organisms are morphologically constrained to climatic conditions. Allen's rule (relatively shorter appendages in colder environments) remains largely unsupported and there remains much controversy whether reduced surface area of appendages provides energetic savings sufficient to make this morphological trend truly adaptive. By showing for the first time that Allen's rule holds for closely related endothermic species, we provide… CONTINUE READING
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