Clutch Frequency

Credits: Pianka ER, Vitt LJ, Pelegrin N, Fitzgerald D, and Winemiller KO. 2017. Towards a periodic table of niches, or Exploring the lizard niche hypervolume. American Naturalist. Supplementary material.


This plot shows the lizard species in a hypervolume reduced to three main dimensions through a PCA, coding clutch frequency with different symbol colors.

The combination of Clutch Size and Clutch Frequency is an indication of life history strategies in lizards. Some species have small clutches, and low clucth frequency like some species of Gekkota and Gymnophthalmidae, while some Anoles have also small clutches but high clutch frequency.

Find detailed information for Life History data in Appendix I.

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