Growing Apart Together : the Development of Contrasting Sexual Size Dimorphisms in Sympatric Sceloporus Lizards

@inproceedings{Cox2007GrowingAT,
  title={Growing Apart Together : the Development of Contrasting Sexual Size Dimorphisms in Sympatric Sceloporus Lizards},
  author={Robert M Cox and Henry B. John-Alder},
  year={2007}
}
Comparative biologists often conceptualize sexual size dimorphism (SSD) as a static characteristic of adult populations, but recent work has emphasized that SSD reflects a developmental process in which males and females ‘‘grow apart’’ in body size. This ontogenetic perspective requires knowledge of (1) the demographic factors that give rise to SSD (e.g., differential survival, migration, or growth) and (2) the ontogenetic timing of these sexual differences (e.g., juvenile, maturational, or… CONTINUE READING
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