Do Lizards Avoid Habitats in Which Performance Is Submaximal? The Relationship between Sprinting Capabilities and Structural Habitat Use in Caribbean Anoles.

@article{Irschick1999DoLA,
  title={Do Lizards Avoid Habitats in Which Performance Is Submaximal? The Relationship between Sprinting Capabilities and Structural Habitat Use in Caribbean Anoles.},
  author={Duncan J. Irschick and Jonathan B Losos},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={1999},
  volume={154 3},
  pages={293-305}
}
Recent years have seen an increased emphasis on measuring ecologically relevant performance capabilities to understand associations between morphology and habitat use. Such studies presume that performance is invariant, but in eight Caribbean Anolis lizard species, we found that maximal sprinting ability depends on surface diameter. Moreover, these species differ in the degree to which sprint speed declines with decreasing surface diameter, defined as "sprint sensitivity" (high sprint [Formula… CONTINUE READING
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