Adaptive Variation in Body Size and Skeletal Proportions of Horned Larks of the Southwestern United States.

@article{Niles1973AdaptiveVI,
  title={Adaptive Variation in Body Size and Skeletal Proportions of Horned Larks of the Southwestern United States.},
  author={David M Niles},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1973},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={405-426}
}
Beginning with the classical ideas of Bergmann and Allen (summarized by Mayr, 1963: 318-325) students of ecogeographic adaptation in the size and proportions of homeotherm vertebrates have been able to relate observed patterns of variation to one or more synthetic models. The utility of the models to understanding the adaptive importance of geographic variation within bird and mammal species has benefited from recent advancement in two areas. First, several workers, notably Hamilton (1961… CONTINUE READING

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