Locomotor performance of closely related Tropidurus species: relationships with physiological parameters and ecological divergence.

@article{Kohlsdorf2004LocomotorPO,
  title={Locomotor performance of closely related Tropidurus species: relationships with physiological parameters and ecological divergence.},
  author={Tiana Kohlsdorf and Jos{\'e} Eduardo Carvalho and Robbie S Wilson and Maeli Dal Pai-Silva and Carlos Arturo Navas},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={207 Pt 7},
  pages={
          1183-92
        }
}
Tropidurid lizards have colonized a variety of Brazilian open environments without remarkable morphological variation, despite ecological and structural differences among habitats used. This study focuses on two Tropidurus sister-species that, despite systematic proximity and similar morphology, exhibit great ecological divergence and a third ecologically generalist congeneric species providing an outgroup comparison. We quantified jumping capacity and sprint speed of each species on sand and… CONTINUE READING
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