Seasonal shifts in clutch size and egg size in the side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana Baird and Girard

@article{Nussbaum1981SeasonalSI,
  title={Seasonal shifts in clutch size and egg size in the side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana Baird and Girard},
  author={Ronald Nussbaum},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1981},
  volume={49},
  pages={8-13}
}
There is evidence that the side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana, and some other organisms of temperate latitudes produce fewer and larger eggs as the reproductive season progresses. There are at least two models that could explain this phenomenon. Proponents of the parental investment model claim that females are selected to increase egg size, at the cost of clutch size, late in the season in order to produce larger and competitively superior hatchlings at a time when food for hatchlings is… CONTINUE READING
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