Estimating rates and patterns of morphological evolution from phylogenies: Lessons in limb lability from Australian Lerista lizards

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Abstract

Squamates (lizards and snakes) offer an exciting model system for research on the evolution of body form. A new phylogenetic study in BMC Evolutionary Biology of Australian lizards shows remarkable evolutionary lability in digit numbers among closely related species, but also highlights important challenges in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalJournal of Biology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Lizards
Phylogeny
limbs (animal)
lizards
Extremities
Snakes
phylogeny
Squamata
snakes
Biological Sciences
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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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