The skull of Hydrodynastes gigas (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) as a model of snake ontogenetic allometry inferred by geometric morphometrics

@article{MurtaFonseca2015TheSO,
  title={The skull of Hydrodynastes gigas (Dum{\'e}ril, Bibron & Dum{\'e}ril, 1854) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) as a model of snake ontogenetic allometry inferred by geometric morphometrics},
  author={Roberta A. Murta-Fonseca and Daniel S. Fernandes},
  journal={Zoomorphology},
  year={2015},
  volume={135},
  pages={233-241}
}
Allometric growth is one of the dominant factors of morphological variation, although this issue is still poorly explored. Using geometric morphometrics, we evaluated and described the ontogenetic allometry in the skull of the snake Hydrodynastes gigas. Furthermore, we described the skull morphology of the species and compared it with its congener, H. bicinctus. We found that 46.91 % of shape variation was explained by allometry: smaller centroid sizes were mostly correlated to short… CONTINUE READING

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