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Environmental Influences on Body Size of Two Species of Herbivorous Desert Lizards

Christopher R. Tracy

in Iguanas

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780520238541
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0014
Environmental Influences on Body Size of Two Species of Herbivorous Desert Lizards

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This chapter discusses the relationships between environmental variation and interpopulational differences in body size of two desert lizards: chuckwallas (Sauromalus obesus) and desert iguanas (Dipsosaurus dorsalis). It discusses how environmental conditions influence body size as a life history trait and explains the differences in geographic pattern of body size variation between these two species.

Keywords: environmental variation; interpopulational differences; body size; desert lizards; chuckwallas; Sauromalus obesus; desert iguanas; Dipsosaurus dorsalis

Chapter.  7860 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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