Morphological Variation in the Limbs of Taricha Granulosa (caudata: Salamandridae): Evolutionary and Phylogenetic Implications.

@article{Shubin1995MorphologicalVI,
  title={Morphological Variation in the Limbs of Taricha Granulosa (caudata: Salamandridae): Evolutionary and Phylogenetic Implications.},
  author={N. Yu. Shubin and David B Wake and Andrew J Crawford},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1995},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={874-884}
}
Variation in the limb skeleton was studied in a large sample (452 individuals) of adult newts (Taricha granulosa) from a single population in central California. A standard morphology is found in the hands and feet in more than 70% of individuals, but there is important variation in the remainder of the sample. Although twice as many individuals express variant tarsal (18.9%) than carpal (9.3%) patterns, the carpus reveals a greater diversity of variant conditions. Only a few of the many… CONTINUE READING

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