Alternate pathways of body shape evolution translate into common patterns of locomotor evolution in two clades of lizards.

Abstract

Body shape has a fundamental impact on organismal function, but it is unknown how functional morphology and locomotor performance and kinematics relate across a diverse array of body shapes. We showed that although patterns of body shape evolution differed considerably between lizards of the Phrynosomatinae and Lerista, patterns of locomotor evolution… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00935.x

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