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Synchronous polyandry and multiple paternity in the frogCrinia georgiana(Anura: Myobatrachidae)
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Genetic analyses, using allozyme electrophoresis, of offspring from two matings indicated that at least two of three possible males fathered offspring, suggesting multiple paternity may be more common in frogs than has been reported.
Molecular phylogeny of the Australian frog genera Crinia, Geocrinia, and allied taxa (Anura: Myobatrachidae).
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A mitochondrial gene tree for representative species of all the genera in the subfamily Myobatrachinae, with special emphasis on Crinia and Geocrinia, concludes that the phylogenetic relationships among Crinia species are well resolved with strong support for a number of distinct monophyletic clades, but more data are required to resolve relationships among these major Crinia clades.
Embryonic Respiration and Oxygen Distribution in Foamy and Nonfoamy Egg Masses of the Frog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
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Numerical models of O2, diffusion through egg masses confirmed the absence of convection in L. tasmaniensis nests but indicated that convection may be required in larger aquatic egg masses of other species.
Parasite loads in parthenogenetic and sexual lizards (Heteronotia binoei) : support for the Red Queen hypothesis
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It is reported that parthenogenetic individuals of the Heteronotia binoei species complex are much more prone to infection by mites than are their sexual relatives, which accords with a central prediction of the Red Queen hypothesis.
Sperm traits of the quacking frog, Crinia georgiana: intra- and interpopulation variation in a species with a high risk of sperm competition
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Heterogeneity in the reproductive environment, a complex genetic background in the determination of sperm characteristics and varying levels of developmental noise as potential contributors to the observed variation in sperm traits are discussed.
Burrowing seabirds drive decreased diversity and structural complexity, and increased productivity in insular-vegetation communities
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Dense, productive and species-poor colony vegetation supports the assemblage-level thinning hypothesis as the mechanism for vegetation change, but it is argued that prominent colony species are simply better adapted to high nutrient loads and frequent disturbance.
Biogeography and speciation of terrestrial fauna in the south‐western Australian biodiversity hotspot
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Critically analyse datasets with explicit supporting phylogenetic data and estimates of the time since divergence for all available elements of the terrestrial fauna and compare these datasets to those available for plants, and derive four testable models of historical biogeography for animal taxa in SWWA.
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