A sunny Greek island bursting with food and without a predator in sight sounds like heaven. For young lizards, the reality is more of a nightmare – full of super-sized cannibals. Leer más.
|Evgeny S. Roitberg, Galina V. Eplanova, Tatiana I. Kotenko, Fèlix Amat, Miguel A. Carretero5,
Valentina N. Kuranova, Nina A. Bulakhova, Oleksandr I. Zinenko8 and Vladimir A. Yakovlev. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 1/2015. The fecundity-advantage-hypothesis (FAH) explains larger female size relative to male size as a correlated response to fecundity selection. We explored FAH by investigating geographic variation in female reproductive output and its relation to sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in Lacerta agilis, an oviparous lizard occupying a major part of temperate Eurasia. Leer más.
A new species of Andean water frog that hails from the Pacific slopes of the Andes Mountains in Peru has been discovered and described in the February 2 edition of Pensoft Journal. Leer más.