Is body shape of varanid lizards linked with retreat choice ?

  title={Is body shape of varanid lizards linked with retreat choice ?},
  author={Graham G. Thompson and Christofer J Clemente and Philip Carew Withers and Bryan G Fry and Janette Ann Norman},
In our earlier analysis of Varanus body shape, size was a dominating factor with some qualitative phylogenetic patterns and grouping of species into ecological categories. With a phylogeny and an improved capacity to account for the effects of size, we have reanalysed our morphometric data for male Australian goannas (Varanus spp.) using an increased number of specimens and species to examinewhether variations in body shape canbe accounted for by retreat choice, as it can for Western Australian… CONTINUE READING
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