Life history patterns in lizards of the arid and semiarid zone of Australia

  title={Life history patterns in lizards of the arid and semiarid zone of Australia},
  author={Klaus Henle},
Studies on the life histories and population dynamics of lizards in the semiarid/arid zone of Australia are reviewed to identify the influence of size (female mean snout-vent length), phylogeny (family effects) and ecological parameters on the evolution of life history traits of these species. Species producing more than one clutch per year are larger than single-clutched ones. In an ANCOVA, significant effects of size and phylogeny on clutch size and on age at sexual maturity were found… CONTINUE READING

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