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Geographic variation of life-history traits in the sand lizard, lacerta agilis: testing darwin’s fecundity-advantage hypothesis

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.

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