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EFFECTS OF THERMAL AND HYDRIC ENVIRONMENTS ON INCUBATING EGGS, HATCHING SUCCESS, AND HATCHLING TRAITS IN THE CHINESE SKINK (EUMECES CHINENSIS)
TLDR
High incubation temperatures have an impaired effect on locomotor performance of E. chinensis hatchlings, and variation in size and mass induced by incubation thermal and hydric environments would be important to post hatching survival and fitness of hatchlings.
RELATIONSHIPS AMONG BODY SIZE,CLUTCH SIZE, AND EGG SIZE IN FIVE SPECIES OF OVIPAROUS COLUBRID SNAKES FROM ZHOUSHAN ISLANDS,ZHEJIANG,CHINA
  • Ji Xiang
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 2000
TLDR
Five species of oviparous colubrid snakes from Zhoushan islands,Zhejiang,China were studied, finding that clutch size was positively correlated with female size, but not in the remaining four species, and egg length was independent of clutch size.
INFLUENCES OF THERMAL AND HYDRIC ENVIRONMENTS ON INCUBATING EGGS AND RESULTANT HATCHLINGS IN A COLUBRID SNAKE (XENOCHROPHIS PISCATOR)
TLDR
It is concluded that 26℃ is the best incubation temperature for X. piscator eggs, and the newborns did exhibit sexual dimorphism in snout vent length and tail length, with females having longer SVL and shorter TL than did males.
Sexual dimorphism and female reproduction in the multi-ocellated racerunner Eremias multiocellata (Lacertidae)
  • Ji Xiang
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 2006
TLDR
Overall, selective pressures towards large male and large females are both relatively weak in E.multiocellata, and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in head size results mainly from between-sex differences in reproductive success relating to adult head size.
Influence of Incubation Temperature on Characteristics of Dinodon rufozonatum (Reptilia:Colubridae) Hatchlings,With Comments on The Function of Residual Yolk
TLDR
Except for the influence on hatchling dimension, incubation temperature did not affect embryonic use of material and energy and other hatching characteristics such as mass and major components (carcass,residual yolk,fatbodies,lipids and energy) of hatchlings.
Sexual Dimorphism in Body Size and Head Size and Female Reproduction in A Viviparous Skink,Sphenomorphus indicus
TLDR
The data indicate that selection should favor larger body size in S indicus, as females can increase their reproductive output through production of more offspring by increasing body size.
Thermal tolerance,selected body temperature and thermal dependence of food assimilation and locomotor performance in the Qinghai toad headed lizard,Phrynocephalus vlangalii
TLDR
The data show that digestive performance is less sensitive to variation in body temperature in P.vlangalii, andInter-specific comparisons reveal that lizards using different habitats and occupying different geographic(climatic) regions differ in both CTmin and CTmax.
Ontogenetic Changes of Sexual Dimorphism in Head Size and Food Habit in Grass Lizard,Takydromus septentrionalis
TLDR
It is supported that sexual selection is the main evolutionary source of smaller heads in female T.septentrionalis and that no direct evidence shows a substantial contribution of the divergence in head size to the segregation of food niche between males and females.
The Major Lipid Reserves in The Skink,Eumeces chinensis
TLDR
There were relatively slight differences in ash content and caloric value of liver between fast and fed-up skinks, and one of the major reasons which put the fast skinks to death was the exhaustion of stored materials.
Morphological Correlates of Locomotor Performance in Four Species of Lizards Using Different Habitats
TLDR
The data provide a support for the previous predictions that locomotion of animals has clear morphological determinants and that morphological variation may have fitness consequences through affecting locomotor performance.
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