Density, body mass and parasite species richness of terrestrial mammals

@article{Morand2004DensityBM,
  title={Density, body mass and parasite species richness of terrestrial mammals},
  author={S. Morand and R. Poulin},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={717-727}
}
We investigated the relationships between helminth species richness and body mass and density of terrestrial mammals. Cross-species analysis and the phylogenetically independent contrast method produced different results. A non-phylogenetic approach (cross-species comparisons) led to the conclusion that parasite richness is linked to host body size. However, an analysis using phylogenetically independent contrasts showed no relationship between host body size and parasite richness. Conversely… Expand
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