Is ecophysiology congruent with the present-day relictual distribution of a lizard group ? Evidence from preferred temperatures and water loss rates

@inproceedings{agar2016IsEC,
  title={Is ecophysiology congruent with the present-day relictual distribution of a lizard group ? Evidence from preferred temperatures and water loss rates},
  author={Anamarija Žagar and Panayotis Pafilis and Altuve Miguel},
  year={2016}
}
We assessed whether ecophysiological requirements are consistent with the environmental traits within the current ranges in a relictual lizard group, Algyroides, composed of four species with restricted and disjunctive distributions. We considered temperature, precipitation and their seasonal profiles, and focused on the preferred body temperature (Tp) and the evaporative water loss (EWL). The ranges of all four species differed in environmental traits. The two geographically more restricted… CONTINUE READING

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