Convergence and Parallelism in Foot Morphology in the Neotropical Salamander Genus Bolitoglossa. I. Function.

@article{Alberch1981ConvergenceAP,
  title={Convergence and Parallelism in Foot Morphology in the Neotropical Salamander Genus Bolitoglossa. I. Function.},
  author={Pere Alberch},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1981},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={84-100}
}
The diversity of hand and foot morphology is the most striking feature of this otherwise morphologically uniform group. Hand and foot morphology traditionally have provided the systematic characters used in the taxonomy and classification of the members of the genus (Taylor, 1944). There are four major morphological modifications associated with the invasion of the tropical lowlands: 1) increase in degree. of webbing (Fig. 2); 2) reduction and eventualloss of terminal phalangeal elements… CONTINUE READING
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