Island/mainland body size differences in Australian varanid lizards

@article{Case2004IslandmainlandBS,
  title={Island/mainland body size differences in Australian varanid lizards},
  author={T. Case and T. D. Schwaner},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={94},
  pages={102-109}
}
  • T. Case, T. D. Schwaner
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Island varanids seem to be an exception to the rule that territorial vertebrate taxa often become gigantic relative to mainland relatives when on islands, whereas non-territorial species become dwarfed (Case 1978). However, no systematic island/mainland studies have examined the empirical size trends in this group of carnivorous lizards. We perform such an analysis for the Australian region and critically evaluate various selective agents that might be responsible for size changes in several… CONTINUE READING
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