Figure 3.

In the preferred model (Table 3) chosen based on AIC scores (Table 1), natural selection acted primarily on tail length, tail height and head. Selection on tail length and head length both were stabilizing around shorter values. Selection on tail height was directional and positive. See the text and Table 3 for statistical details. The dark line represents the best fit cubic spline for each trait, and light lines indicate the 95% confidence limits.

Calsbeek and Kuchta BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:353   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-353
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