• Corpus ID: 88389001

Sexual Dimorphism in Body Size and Head Size and Female Reproduction in A Viviparous Skink,Sphenomorphus indicus

@article{Xiang2000SexualDI,
  title={Sexual Dimorphism in Body Size and Head Size and Female Reproduction in A Viviparous Skink,Sphenomorphus indicus},
  author={Ji Xiang and Du Wei-guo},
  journal={Zoological Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={349-354}
}
We report data on sexual dimorphism in body size and head size and female reproduction for Sphenomorphus indicus from Hangzhou,Zhejiang,eastern China.The skink is sexually dimorphic in both body and head size,and females are larger in body size but smaller in head size.Except for neonates that did not exhibit sexual dimorphism in head size,males had larger heads than did females.When SVL was kept constant,we found that juvenile and adult males did not differ in head size but juvenile females… 
Sexual Dimorphism and Female Reproductive Characteristics in the Oriental Garden Lizard, Calotes versicolor, from Hainan, Southern China
Abstract Males and females of the oriental garden lizard (Calotes versicolor) from a population in Hainan, southern China, differed in head size at hatching: males had larger heads than females. This
SEXUAL DIMORPHISM IN HEAD SIZE IN THE LITTLE BROWN SKINK (SCINCELLA LATERALIS)
TLDR
Behavioral data suggest sexual differences in head size might be expected because male S. lateralis are more aggressive than females and because these aggressive interactions often involve biting, and larger male head size may give males an advantage in contests with females whose body sizes are equal to or larger than theirs.
Body Size and Reproductive Tactics in Varanid lizards
  • Yu, Du, Ji
  • Biology
  • 2014
TLDR
Phylogenetic generalized least squares (PGLS) analysis showed that clutch size was positively correlated with mean maternal SVL in varanid lizards, and phylogenetic relationships did not affect clutch (or/and egg) mass and the SVL although there was significant linear relationship between clutch and egg mass and mean maternalsvL.
Sexual Dimorphism and Female Reproduction in Lacerta vivipara in Northeast China
TLDR
While clutch size and neonate mass were not positively correlated with maternal SVL, clutch mass was, suggesting that sexual dimorphism in this species is due (in part) to differences in reproductive investment between the sexes.
Sexual Dimorphism and Female Reproduction in the Many-Lined Sun Skink (Mabuya multifasciata) from China
TLDR
Sexual dimorphism and female reproduction in Many-Lined Sun Skinks (Mabuya multifasciata) from a population in Hainan is studied to find the detrimental effects of extreme ambient temperatures on offspring body size could be buffered through maternal thermoregulation.
Sexual size dimorphism and female reproduction in the white-striped grass lizard Takydromus wolteri
TLDR
Results suggest that T. wolteri is a species with female-biased SSD, and that fecundity selection, in which large females have higher fecundities due to their higher capacity for laying eggs, is likely corre- lated with the evolution of SSD in this species.
Ontogenetic Shifts in Sexual Dimorphism and Female Reproduction in the Reeves's Butterfly Lizard Leiolepis reevesii from Hainan, China
TLDR
M Males are the larger sex in L. reevesii presumably because of the selective pressure toward increased male size is strong; the selectivepressure toward increased female size is comparatively low; and somatic growth is more likely to be constrained by reproduction in smaller females because of a negative correlation between relative clutch mass and SVL.
Sexual Size Dimorphism of Lacertid Lizards from Korea 1
TLDR
In the three lacertid lizards from Korea, snout‐vent length did not significantly differ between the sexes, and ecological information, such as the presence/absence of male-male combat and the correlation between the SVL of female and litter size, is required.
SEXUAL SIZE DIMORPHISM AND FEEDING ECOLOGY OF EUTROPIS MULTIFASCIATA (REPTILIA: SQUAMATA: SCINCIDAE) IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF VIETNAM
TLDR
The foraging behavior of E. multifasciata best fits a widely foraging model, and temperature and relative humidity, but not precipitation, were associated positively with prey volume.
...
...