Ecological correlates and evolutionary divergence in the skull of turtles: a geometric morphometric assessment.

@article{Claude2004EcologicalCA,
  title={Ecological correlates and evolutionary divergence in the skull of turtles: a geometric morphometric assessment.},
  author={J. Claude and P. Pritchard and Haiyan. Tong and E. Paradis and J. Auffray},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          933-48
        }
}
Resource use and phylogeny are often correlated with morphological variation. Moreover, because biological shapes are often complex and evolve depending on several internal constraints, they must be assessed using integrative methods. We analyzed the morphological variation of the turtle skull in the context of an adaptive radiation. Our focus are turtles of the superfamily Testudinoidea, which are remarkably diverse, both in number of species and in ecology. In this study, we depict… Expand
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