Allometry of sexual size dimorphism in turtles: a comparison of mass and length data

@article{Regis2017AllometryOS,
  title={Allometry of sexual size dimorphism in turtles: a comparison of mass and length data},
  author={Koy W. Regis and J. Meik},
  journal={PeerJ},
  year={2017},
  volume={5}
}
Background The macroevolutionary pattern of Rensch’s Rule (positive allometry of sexual size dimorphism) has had mixed support in turtles. Using the largest carapace length dataset and only large-scale body mass dataset assembled for this group, we determine (a) whether turtles conform to Rensch’s Rule at the order, suborder, and family levels, and (b) whether inferences regarding allometry of sexual size dimorphism differ based on choice of body size metric used for analyses. Methods We… Expand
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