What can proportions tell us?

Versión en español aquí! Using the same data of my Tropidurinae lizards project I decided to do a quick experiment. Just wanted to visibly represent the differences in the morphological proportions of the genera within the Tropidurinae clade. In the original project I measured 15 morphological traits from museum specimens of 10 genera within the…

The identity of Ctenoblepharys

Versión en español aquí! Taxonomy is the study that reflects the obsession of humans for classifying everything. However, its utility is undeniable. The evolutionary relationships revealed through a correct taxonomic evaluation can help to answer several questions in respect to traits and behaviors showed by different species. Within tropidurines, the sub-family Liolaemidae is probably the…

God gave me, God took away from me

Versión en español aquí! Two years ago God allowed me to get accepted in a master’s program to study evolutionary biology. He also gave my parents the possibility to pay for the program (I didn’t have a scholarship). It was, literally, a miracle from the financial point of view. God gave me the strength to…