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Growth, sexual size dimorphism and female reproduction of blue-tailed skinks, Eumeces elegans

@article{Weiguo2001GrowthSS,
  title={Growth, sexual size dimorphism and female reproduction of blue-tailed skinks, Eumeces elegans},
  author={Du Wei-guo and Ji Xiang},
  journal={Zoological Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={22},
  pages={279-286}
}
  • Du Wei-guo, Ji Xiang
  • Published 22 August 2001
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Zoological Research
We report data on growth,sexual dimorphism and female reproduction for bluetailed skinks,Eumeces elegans,from a population in Hangzhou,Zhejiang,eastern China.All the animals were captured from the field and then raised in the laboratory.The body and head sizes of 449 skinks were measured to indicate ontogenetic changes in sexual size dimorphism.The growth of 94 juveniles and 50 adults and the reproductive output of 12 adult females were determined.We pay particular attention to the point… 
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