THE EVOLUTION OF OVIPARITY WITH EGG GUARDING AND VIVIPARITY IN LIZARDS AND SNAKES: A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS

@article{Fraipont1996THEEO,
  title={THE EVOLUTION OF OVIPARITY WITH EGG GUARDING AND VIVIPARITY IN LIZARDS AND SNAKES: A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS},
  author={Michelle de Fraipont and Jean Clobert and Robert Barbault},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1996},
  volume={50}
}
This paper investigates the evolution of viviparity and of egg guarding in lizards and snakes in which three modes of reproduction can be described: oviparity without egg guarding, oviparity with egg guarding, and viviparity. All possible transitions of reproductive modes were detected in each taxon using Maddison's method. We then tested two specific hypotheses. First, egg guarding can be regarded as an alternative to viviparity. A relatively frequent association of egg guarding and viviparous… 

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