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Phenotypic evolution in high-elevation populations of western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Leache, Adam D.; Helmer, Der-Shing; Moritz, Craig

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Adaptive divergence in response to variable habitats, climates, and altitude is often accentuated along elevation gradients. We investigate phenotypic evolution in body size and coloration in the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis Baird and Girard, 1852) across elevation gradients in Yosemite National Park, California, situated in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Western North America. High-elevation populations occurring above 2100 m a.s.l. are recognized as a separate subspecies...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79339
Source: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01462.x

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