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Table 2 Multivariate analyses of morphological data of Gekko japonicus from 11 populations. Component score coefficient matrix from the principal component analysis and standardized canonical discriminant function coefficients from the canonical variate analysis on the snout-vent length standardized data after log10-transformation are presented. Only the components are shown, of which either have Eigenvalue (EV) greater than 1 or explained more than 10% of total variation

From: Patterns of morphological variation in the Schlegel’s Japanese gecko (Gekko japonicus) across populations in China, Japan, and Korea

Variable Principle component analysis Canonical variate analysis
PCI PCII PCIII PCIV PCV CVI CVII CVIII
HL 0.643 − 0.085 0.112 0.276 − 0.289 − 0.116 − 0.141 0.319
HW 0.669 0.004 − 0.105 0.040 −0.050 0.124 0.172 − 0.514
HH 0.539 0.266 0.043 − 0.404 − 0.030 − 0.073 0.543 − 0.052
IND 0.489 0.088 0.195 − 0.205 0.232 − 0.089 − 0.163 0.067
SAL 0.625 − 0.268 − 0.023 0.101 − 0.102 − 0.219 0.234 0.176
SE 0.487 − 0.064 0.217 0.389 −0.087 − 0.183 − 0.044 0.373
ED 0.396 0.047 0.361 − 0.455 − 0.052 0.205 0.373 0.305
AG 0.349 0.309 − 0.553 − 0.061 0.147 0.622 − 0.503 − 0.131
LT 0.586 0.018 − 0.139 0.112 0.161 − 0.003 − 0.192 0.340
SPL − 0.083 0.743 0.223 0.194 − 0.296 0.200 0.141 − 0.091
IFL − 0.085 0.756 0.160 0.272 − 0.150 0.550 − 0.010 0.011
IO 0.130 0.447 − 0.371 0.204 0.505 0.228 0.085 0.419
V − 0.002 0.092 0.608 0.072 0.637 − 0.261 0.201 − 0.526
TIVS − 0.011 0.419 − 0.076 − 0.496 − 0.160 0.284 0.512 0.084
EV 2.673 1.766 1.155 1.081 1.007 0.872 0.345 0.324
% exp. 19.09 12.62 8.25 7.72 7.19 39.9 15.8 14.8
  1. Major PC and CV components are indicated in italics. % exp percentage of variation explained. See the “Materials and Methods” section for variable abbreviations