Lizards are larger and retain heat longer in high-altitude habitats

F. J. Zamora-Camacho, S. Reguera & G. Moreno-Rueda. Bergmann’s Rule rules body size in an ectotherm: heatconservation in a lizard along a 2200-metre elevational gradient. J . EVOL. BIOL ., (2014) 2820%u20132828. Scientists at the University of Granada have found that the long-tailed lizard, Psammodromus algirus, is larger when living at high altitude-with a cold climate-than at a lower, and therefore warmer, altitude. In addition, lizards living at over 2000 meters retain heat longer because they are larger.. Leer más.