Rapid prey‐induced shift in body size in an isolated snake population (Notechis scutatus, Elapidae)

@article{Aubret2007RapidPS,
  title={Rapid prey‐induced shift in body size in an isolated snake population (Notechis scutatus, Elapidae)},
  author={F. Aubret and R. Shine},
  journal={Austral Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={889-899}
}
  • F. Aubret, R. Shine
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Austral Ecology
  • Geographic divergence in phenotypic traits between long-isolated populations likely has a genetic basis, but can phenotypic plasticity generate such divergence rapidly in the initial stages of isolation? Australian tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus, Elapidae) provide a classic model system for the evolution of body size: mean adult sizes are relatively invariant in mainland populations, but many offshore islands have dwarf or giant populations. Previous work has shown a genetic basis to this… CONTINUE READING
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