Geographical Variation in Body Size and Sexual Size Dimorphism in an Australian Lizard, Boulenger's Skink (Morethia boulengeri)

@inproceedings{Michael2014GeographicalVI,
  title={Geographical Variation in Body Size and Sexual Size Dimorphism in an Australian Lizard, Boulenger's Skink (Morethia boulengeri)},
  author={Damian R. Michael and Sam C Banks and Maxine P. Piggott and Ross B. Cunningham and M Bronwyn Crane and Christopher Macgregor and Lachlan M McBurney and David B. Lindenmayer and Vincent Laudet},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Ecogeographical rules help explain spatial and temporal patterns in intraspecific body size. However, many of these rules, when applied to ectothermic organisms such as reptiles, are controversial and require further investigation. To explore factors that influence body size in reptiles, we performed a heuristic study to examine body size variation in an Australian lizard, Boulenger's Skink Morethia boulengeri from agricultural landscapes in southern New South Wales, south-eastern Australia. We… CONTINUE READING