Data from: Trait-specific processes of convergence and conservatism shape ecomorphological evolution in ground-dwelling squirrels

Bryan S. McLean, Kristofer M. Helgen, H. Thomas Goodwin & Joseph A. Cook
Our understanding of mechanisms operating over deep timescales to shape phenotypic diversity often hinges on linking variation in one or few trait(s) to specific evolutionary processes. When distinct processes are capable of similar phenotypic signatures, however, identifying these drivers is difficult. We explored ecomorphological evolution across a radiation of ground-dwelling squirrels whose history includes convergence and constraint, two processes that can yield similar signatures of standing phenotypic diversity. Using 4 ecologically-relevant trait datasets (body size,...
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