Body Shape Evolution in Sunfishes: Divergent Paths to Accelerated Rates of Speciation in the Centrarchidae

@article{Smith2015BodySE,
  title={Body Shape Evolution in Sunfishes: Divergent Paths to Accelerated Rates of Speciation in the Centrarchidae},
  author={Andrew J. A. Smith and Nathan Nelson-Maney and Kevin J. Parsons and W. James Cooper and R. Craig Albertson},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={283-295}
}
Vertebrate evolutionary radiations are the result of divergence along a variety of ecological and behavioural axes. In addition, the potential for clades to evolve along any one axis can be strongly influenced by the types and levels of phenotypic variation that are exposed to natural selection. Understanding the factors that promote and constrain morphological diversification is a central goal of evolutionary biology. Here we use the sunfishes (Centrarchidae), a perciform family containing… Expand

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