Tempo and mode of evolutionary radiation in iguanian lizards.

  title={Tempo and mode of evolutionary radiation in iguanian lizards.},
  author={Luke J. Harmon and James A. Schulte and Allan Larson and Jonathan B Losos},
  volume={301 5635},
Identification of general properties of evolutionary radiations has been hindered by the lack of a general statistical and phylogenetic approach applicable across diverse taxa. We present a comparative analytical framework for examining phylogenetic patterns of diversification and morphological disparity with data from four iguanian-lizard taxa that exhibit substantially different patterns of evolution. Taxa whose diversification occurred disproportionately early in their evolutionary history… CONTINUE READING
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