Sexual size dimorphism and sexual selection in turtles (order testudines)

@article{Berry2004SexualSD,
  title={Sexual size dimorphism and sexual selection in turtles (order testudines)},
  author={J. F. Berry and R. Shine},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={44},
  pages={185-191}
}
  • J. F. Berry, R. Shine
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryThis paper combines published and original data on sexual size dimorphism, reproductive behavior, and habitat types in turtles. Our major finding is that observed patterns of sexual size dimorphism correlate with habitat type and male mating strategy. (1) In most terrestrial species, males engage in combat with each other. Males typically grow larger than females. (2) In semiaquatic and “bottom-walking” aquatic species, male combat is less common, but males often forcibly inseminate… CONTINUE READING
    262 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper

    Sexual differences in morphology and niche utilization in an aquatic snake, Acrochordus arafurae
    • 97
    Parental care and sexual size dimorphism in wasps and bees
    • 29
    Sexual dimorphism of body size and shell shape in European tortoises
    • 77
    A Phylogenetic Analysis of Sexual Size Dimorphism in Turtles
    • 22
    • Highly Influenced

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 68 REFERENCES
    Sexual size dimorphism and male combat in snakes
    • 171
    Sexual Dimorphism in Size of Vespertilionid Bats
    • P. Myers
    • Biology
    • The American Naturalist
    • 1978
    • 147
    Sexual Dimorphism in Mammals: Avian Models and Unanswered Questions
    • K. Ralls
    • Biology
    • The American Naturalist
    • 1977
    • 497
    Mammals in Which Females are Larger Than Males
    • K. Ralls
    • Medicine, Biology
    • The Quarterly Review of Biology
    • 1976
    • 601
    Evolution of Social Organization and Life-History Patterns Among Grouse
    • R. Wiley
    • Biology, Medicine
    • The Quarterly Review of Biology
    • 1974
    • 329
    • PDF
    SEXUAL SELECTION AND RESOURCE‐ACCRUING ABILITIES IN ANOLIS GARMANI
    • R. Trivers
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
    • 1976
    • 259
    • PDF
    Observations on Sea Turtles at Aldabra Atoll
    • 54
    • PDF
    THE EVOLUTION OF MATING STRATEGIES IN BULLFROGS, RANA CATESBEIANA
    • R. D. Howard
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
    • 1978
    • 470
    • PDF