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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, vol. 36, no. 2 , pp. 138-139 .

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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
Authors/Creators:Wapstra, E
Journal or Publication Title: Herpetological Review
ISSN: 0018-084X
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