• Thermal benefits of melanism in cordylid lizards: a theoretical and field test 

      Clusella-Trullas, S.; Van Wyk, J.H.; Spotila, J.R. (Ecological Society of America, 2009)
      The hypothesis that low skin reflectance (melanism) provides an advantage for thermoregulation under cold conditions has received mixed support in ectothermic vertebrates. We selected a model system, three allopatric ...