The Evolution of Search Modes: Ecological versus Phylogenetic Perspectives

  title={The Evolution of Search Modes: Ecological versus Phylogenetic Perspectives},
  author={G. Perry},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={98 - 109}
  • G. Perry
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • Both theoretical and empirical studies, many of them on lizards, suggest that foraging behaviors often take one of two forms, sometimes called “modes”: active search or sedentary ambush. I tested this by expanding the database on lizard foraging behaviors and testing for the existence of modality in this much larger database. My findings did not support the validity of some previous analyses. Greatly expanded lizard data did not show a bimodal distribution of foraging behaviors. Phylogeny… CONTINUE READING
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