Our paper on evaporative water loss in squamate reptiles was just published in the journal Evolution! In this paper, we used phylogenetic comparative methods to show 1) rates of evaporative water loss are highest in mesic environments and lowest in arid environments and 2) transition rates between either habitat extreme are relatively rare compared to those involving a semiarid intermediate. Check out the image below to read the article.
Evolutionary shifts in habitat aridity predict evaporative water loss across squamate reptiles
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