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Table 2 Importance of variables to each of the 3 PCA principal components

From: How do lizard niches conserve, diverge or converge? Further exploration of saurian evolutionary ecology

Variable PC 1 PC 2 PC 3
Contrib (%) Corr P Contrib (%) Corr P Contrib (%) Corr P
Ecomorphology 28.1 0.84  < 0.0001 11.32 0.39  < 0.0001 0.09
Habitat 0.04 47.92 − 0.8  < 0.0001 10.28 − 0.31 0.0003
Life history 32.17 0.9  < 0.0001 3.75 3.12
Trophic 8.37 − 0.46  < 0.0001 30.94 0.64  < 0.0001 0.02
Metabolic 5.48 0.37  < 0.0001 4.5 83.04 0.87  < 0.0001
Defense 25.84 0.81  < 0.0001 1.57 3.45
  1. The most important functional variables for each component are in bold. Correlation (Corr) and significance (P) of variables with a contribution (Contrib) < 5% were not calculated