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A comparative analysis of clinging ability among pad-bearing lizards
 

Summary: A comparative analysis of clinging ability
among pad-bearing lizards
DUNCAN J. IRSCHICK,1
* CHRISTOPHER C. AUSTIN,2
KEN PETREN,3
ROBERT N. FISHER,3,4
JONATHAN B. LOSOS1
AND OLAF ELLERS4
1
Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
63130-4899, U.S.A. 2
Department of Zoology, University of Texas, Austin, TX
78712-1064, U.S.A. 3
Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla,
CA 92093-0116, U.S.A. 4
Section of Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Davis,
CA 95616, U.S.A.
Received 19 May 1995, accepted for publication 4 October 1995
We examined clinging ability, subdigital pad area and body mass in 14 pad-bearing lizard species from
three families to test three predictions: (1) clinging ability and pad area should be tightly correlated

  

Source: Austin, Christopher C. - Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Irschick, Duncan J. - Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Losos, Jonathan B. - Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology