The Ecological Significance of Sexual Dimorphism in Size in the Lizard Anolis conspersus.

@article{Schoener1967TheES,
  title={The Ecological Significance of Sexual Dimorphism in Size in the Lizard Anolis conspersus.},
  author={Thomas W. Schoener},
  journal={Science},
  year={1967},
  volume={155 3761},
  pages={474-7}
}
Adult males of Anolis conspersus capture prey of significantly larger size and occupy perches of significantly greater diameter and height than do adult females; similarly, these three dimensions of the niche are significantly larger for adult females than for juveniles. Adult males on the average eat a smaller number of prey, and the range in size of prey is larger. The relationship between the average length of the prey and that of the predator is linear when the predator size is above 36… CONTINUE READING

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