Sexual size dimorphism and female reproduction in the white-striped grass lizard Takydromus wolteri

  title={Sexual size dimorphism and female reproduction in the white-striped grass lizard Takydromus wolteri},
  author={Lai-Chun Luo and Yilian Wu and Zhu-Qi Zhang and Xuefeng Xu},
  journal={Current Zoology},
Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) has long attracted the attention of biologists, and life-history variation is thought to play an important role in the evolution of SSD. Here we quantified SSD and female reproductive traits to identify potential asso- ciations between SSD and female reproduction in the white-striped grass lizard Takydromus wolteri. In a population from Chuzhou, China, the largest male and female were 53.0 mm and 57.5 mm in snout-vent length (SVL), respectively. Females were larger… 

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