On the validity of Bergmann's rule

@article{Meiri2003OnTV,
  title={On the validity of Bergmann's rule},
  author={Shai Meiri and Tamar Dayan},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  year={2003},
  volume={30}
}
  • Shai MeiriT. Dayan
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry
  • Journal of Biogeography
Aim We reviewed the occurrence of Bergmann's rule in birds (ninety‐four species) and mammals (149 species), using only studies where statistical significance of the results was tested. We also tested whether studies using different characters as surrogates of body size have a different tendency to conform to Bergmann's rule, whether body size and nest type (in birds) have an influence on the tendency to conform to the rule, and whether sedentary birds conform to the rule more than migratory… 

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