Evolution and ecology of lizard body sizes

@article{Meiri2008EvolutionAE,
  title={Evolution and ecology of lizard body sizes},
  author={Shai Meiri},
  journal={Global Ecology and Biogeography},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={724-734}
}
  • Shai Meiri
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Biology
  • Global Ecology and Biogeography
Aim Body size is instrumental in influencing animal physiology, morphology, ecology and evolution, as well as extinction risk. I examine several hypotheses regarding the influence of body size on lizard evolution and extinction risk, assessing whether body size influences, or is influenced by, species richness, herbivory, island dwelling and extinction risk. Location World-wide. Methods I used literature data and measurements of museum and live specimens to estimate lizard body size… 

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