Bergmann's rule across the equator: a case study in Cerdocyon thous (Canidae).

@article{Martinez2013BergmannsRA,
  title={Bergmann's rule across the equator: a case study in Cerdocyon thous (Canidae).},
  author={Pablo Martinez and Dardo Andrea Mart{\'i} and Wagner Franco Molina and Cl{\'a}udio Juan Bidau},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={
          997-1008
        }
}
1. The variation in cranial size of the crab-eating fox Cerdocyon thous was analysed in relation to latitude and several environmental variables throughout its distribution in South America. 2. We tested the existence of clines to determine whether this canid follows Bergmann's rule to the north and south of the Equator. Also, using niche modelling, we analysed whether the climatic changes during the last glaciation could have influenced Bergmann's rule in this species. We quantified the size… CONTINUE READING
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