Life on the rocks: habitat use drives morphological and performance evolution in lizards.

@article{Goodman2008LifeOT,
  title={Life on the rocks: habitat use drives morphological and performance evolution in lizards.},
  author={Brett A. Goodman and Donald Miles and Lin Schwarzkopf},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={3462-71}
}
As a group, lizards occupy a vast array of habitats worldwide, yet there remain relatively few cases where habitat use (ecology), morphology, and thus, performance, are clearly related. The best known examples include: increased limb length in response to increased arboreal perch diameter in anoles and increased limb length in response to increased habitat openness for some skinks. Rocky habitats impose strong natural selection on specific morphological characteristics, which differs from that… CONTINUE READING

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