Data from: Evolutionary processes and its environmental correlates in the cranial morphology of western chipmunks (Tamias)

Ana Paula Aprígio Assis, Daniela Munhoz Rossoni, James L. Patton & Gabriel Marroig
The importance of the environment in shaping phenotypic evolution lies at the core of evolutionary biology. Chipmunks of the genus Tamias (subgenus Neotamias) are part of a very recent radiation, occupying a wide range of environments with marked niche partitioning among species. One open question is if and how those differences in environments affected phenotypic evolution in this lineage. Herein we examine the relative importance of genetic drift versus natural selection in the origin of...
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