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Fig. 3 | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Fig. 3

From: Evolutionary transitions in body plan and reproductive mode alter maintenance metabolism in squamates

Fig. 3

Directed acyclic graphs representing nine candidate models compared to disentangle the relationships between five traits through phylogenetic confirmatory path analyses and multi-model inference. M = body mass; SMR = standard metabolic rate; G = animal clade (lizards versus snakes); R = reproductive mode (oviparity versus viviparity); 1/kT = 1/temperature

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