Testing Bergmann's rule and the resource seasonality hypothesis in Malagasy primates using GIS-based climate data.

@article{Kamilar2012TestingBR,
  title={Testing Bergmann's rule and the resource seasonality hypothesis in Malagasy primates using GIS-based climate data.},
  author={Jason M Kamilar and Kathleen M Muldoon and Shawn M. Lehman and James P Herrera},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2012},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={401-8}
}
We tested four major hypotheses on the ecological aspects of body mass variation in extant Malagasy strepsirrhines: thermoregulation, resource seasonality/scarcity, resource quality, and primary productivity. These biogeographic hypotheses focus on the ecological aspects of body mass variation, largely ignoring the role of phylogeny for explaining body mass variation within lineages. We tested the independent effects of climate and resource-related variables on variation in body mass among… CONTINUE READING
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