Journal article

Conserved evolution of skull shape in Caribbean head-first burrowing worm lizards (Squamata: Amphisbaenia)

Sakib Kazi, Christy A Hipsley

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Monique Winterhoff for help making Figure 1; Johannes Muller, Kristin Mahlow, Martin Kirchner and Frank Tillack (Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin, Germany) for access to CT scanning and specimens; Hussam Zaher and Roberta Graboski Mendes (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil) for transporting the South American specimen; Jay Black from the Trace Analysis for Chemical, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TrACEES) platform (University of Melbourne) for CT scanning in Australia; and various museum curators and managers for specimen loans. Simon Baeckens and an anonymous reviewer made helpful comments. This work was supported by funding from University of Melbourne's Early Career Researcher Grant and Dyason Fellowship, and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Mu 1760/4-1) to CAH.