Annual Variation of Survival Advantage of Large Juvenile Side-blotched Lizards, Uta Stansburiana: Its Causes and Evolutionary Significance.

@article{Ferguson1984AnnualVO,
  title={Annual Variation of Survival Advantage of Large Juvenile Side-blotched Lizards, Uta Stansburiana: Its Causes and Evolutionary Significance.},
  author={Gary W. Ferguson and Stanley F Fox},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1984},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={342-349}
}
Large juvenile lizards survive better than small juveniles in some years but not in others (Ferguson and Bohlen, 1978; Fox, 1978; Ferguson et al., 1982). Hatchlings grow rapidly and older, larger juveniles may contribute more to the next generation than smaller, younger juveniles (i.e., have a higher fitness). In a parallel fashion, the larger hatchlings among a cohort ofequal-aged lizards should have higher fitness than the smaller hatchlings. Larger hatchlings hatch from larger eggs, which in… CONTINUE READING

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