Evolution of cranial shape in a continental‐scale evolutionary radiation of Australian lizards

  title={Evolution of cranial shape in a continental‐scale evolutionary radiation of Australian lizards},
  author={Jaimi A Gray and Emma Sherratt and Mark N Hutchinson and Marc E. H. Jones},
A defining character of adaptive radiations is the evolution of a diversity of morphological forms that are associated with the use of different habitats, following the invasion of vacant niches. Island adaptive radiations have been thoroughly investigated but continental scale radiations are more poorly understood. Here, we use 52 species of Australian agamid lizards and their Asian relatives as a model group, and employ three‐dimensional geometric morphometrics to characterize cranial… Expand

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