A highly conserved ontogenetic limb allometry and its evolutionary significance in the adaptive radiation of Anolis lizards

Nathalie Feiner, Illiam Jackson, Eliane Van Der Cruyssen & Tobias Uller
A key characteristic of adaptive radiations is the diversification into ecologically specialized morphologies. However, comparative morphology indicates that diversifications often proceed along narrow, and phylogenetically highly conserved, evolutionary trajectories. These patterns of covariation between characters arise in ontogeny, raising the possibility that adaptive morphologies might be biased towards trait covariation that resemble growth trajectories. Anolis lizards are an excellent system to test this prediction since they have repeatedly evolved highly specialized locomotor morphologies. Here, we...
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