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Evolution and maintenance of colour pattern polymorphism in Liopholis (Squamata:Scincidae)

Chapple, David; Hutchinson, Mark; Maryan, Brad; Plivelich, Mike; Moore, Jennifer A; Keogh, J Scott


We examined the evolution and maintenance of colour pattern polymorphism in an Australian lineage of scincid lizards, the genus Liopholis. Liopholis comprises 11 species, with representatives in both the temperate zone and arid zone. Specimens from all major Australian museums were examined to characterise colour pattern polymorphism within Liopholis, and investigate geographic variation in the relative abundance of morphs within polymorphic species. We used a previously published phylogeny for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO08040


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