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Allison Alberts

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520238541

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001

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

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

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(p.158) 12 Environmental Influences on Body Size of Two Species of Herbivorous Desert Lizards
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Iguanas
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Christopher R. Tracy

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0014

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

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