Allometric disparity in rodent evolution

  title={Allometric disparity in rodent evolution},
  author={Laura A. B. Wilson},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
In this study, allometric trajectories for 51 rodent species, comprising equal representatives from each of the major clades (Ctenohystrica, Muroidea, Sciuridae), are compared in a multivariate morphospace (=allometric space) to quantify magnitudes of disparity in cranial growth. Variability in allometric trajectory patterns was compared to measures of adult disparity in each clade, and dietary habit among the examined species, which together encapsulated an ecomorphological breadth. Results… CONTINUE READING