Recent and Widespread Rapid Morphological Change in Rodents

@inproceedings{Pergams2009RecentAW,
  title={Recent and Widespread Rapid Morphological Change in Rodents},
  author={Oliver R. W. Pergams and Joshua J. Lawler},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2009}
}
In general, rapid morphological change in mammals has been infrequently documented. Examples that do exist are almost exclusively of rodents on islands. Such changes are usually attributed to selective release or founder events related to restricted gene flow in island settings. Here we document rapid morphological changes in rodents in 20 of 28 museum series collected on four continents, including 15 of 23 mainland sites. Approximately 17,000 measurements were taken of 1302 rodents. Trends… CONTINUE READING
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