THE EFFECTS OF BODY MASS, PHYLOGENY, HABITAT, AND TROPHIC LEVEL ON MAMMALIAN AGE AT FIRST REPRODUCTION

@article{Wootton1987THEEO,
  title={THE EFFECTS OF BODY MASS, PHYLOGENY, HABITAT, AND TROPHIC LEVEL ON MAMMALIAN AGE AT FIRST REPRODUCTION},
  author={J. Timothy Wootton},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1987},
  volume={41}
}
  • J. Wootton
  • Published 1 July 1987
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
I examined age at first reproduction of 547 mammalian species to determine the influence of diet and habitat on the evolution of life‐history traits. Body mass correlated positively with age at first reproduction, explaining 56% of the variance. Habitat and trophic groups deviated significantly from the allometric curve in a pattern generally consistent with predictions from r/K selection theory and its modifications. However, mammalian orders also deviated significantly from the allometric… Expand

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