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Head shape evolution in monitor lizards (Varanus): interactions between extreme size disparity, phylogeny and ecology

Openshaw, Gabrielle; Keogh, J Scott

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Characterizing patterns of observed current variation, and testing hypotheses concerning the potential drivers of this variation, is fundamental to understanding how morphology evolves. Phylogenetic history, size and ecology are all central components driving the evolution of morphological variation, but only recently have methods become available to tease these aspects apart for particular body structures. Extant monitor lizards (Varanus) have radiated into an incredible range of habitats and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66423
Source: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12299

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