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- Silvestro, Daniele, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of biogeography 2014 v.41 no.10 pp. 1833-1847
- Cheirogaleidae; Lemuridae; body size; diet; dwarfing; fecundity; habitats; life history; models; ontogeny; phylogeny; plant exudates; pregnancy; regression analysis; resting periods; Madagascar
- ... AIM: Small body size in Madagascar's dwarf and mouse lemurs (Cheirogaleidae) is generally viewed as primitive. We investigated the evolution of body size in this family and in its sister‐taxon, the Lepilemuridae, from phylogenetic, ontogenetic and adaptive perspectives. LOCATION: Madagascar. METHODS: We used a phylogenetic method to reconstruct the evolution of body size in lemurs, and allometric ...