Diel activity

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 time of activity with different symbol colors.

Nocturnal species included in this study are Gekkonids, plus two nocturnal Skinks. A few species (Delma butleri, Xantusia vigilis, and Lialis burtonis) show both diurnal and nocturnal activity —or are crepuscular— and are located in the border of the nocturnal group.

Find detailed information for metabolic data in Appendix I.

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