Scaling of the ballistic tongue apparatus in chameleons

  title={Scaling of the ballistic tongue apparatus in chameleons},
  author={Christopher V Anderson and Thomas E. Sheridan and Stephen M. Deban},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
Body dimensions of organisms can have a profound impact on their functional and structural properties. We examined the morphological proportions of the feeding apparatus of 105 chameleon specimens representing 23 species in seven genera, spanning a 1,000‐fold range in body mass to test whether the feeding apparatus conforms to the null hypotheses of geometric similarity that is based on the prevalence of geometric similarity in other ectothermic vertebrates. We used a phylogenetically corrected… Expand
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