This plot shows the lizard species in a hypervolume reduced to three main dimensions through a PCA, coding the region of origin for each species with different symbol colors.
Species from Africa, Australia, North America and South America are represented in our study. Almost every space in the hypervolume (combination of ecological traits) has representatives from the differerent regions.
Find detailed information for the origin of our data in Appendix I.
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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.