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A simple method to accurately measure small squamate offspring

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Wapstra, E (2005) A simple method to accurately measure small squamate offspring. Herpetological Review, 36 (2). pp. 138-139. ISSN 0018-084X

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Abstract

Offspring size is a key life history trait that is often reported in inter and intraspecific comparisons in reptile studies. Tests of the evolutionary or ecological significance of offspring size rely on accurate measurements, particularly when differences may be small and yet biological significant. This currently particularly important for small squamates as a variety of “allometric engineering” techniques for altering offspring phenotype (sensu Sinervo et al 1992) have become established for testing a variety of evolutionary hypotheses (e.g., Olsson et al. 2002; Sinervo and DeNardo 1996; Wapstra 2000; Warner and Andrews 2002).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Herpetological Review
Page Range: pp. 138-139
ISSN: 0018-084X
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2007 02:08
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:23
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2197
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