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Offspring size-number trade-off in a lizard with small clutch sizes: tests of invariants and potential implications

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Models of small clutch sizes predict a number of invariant relationships between means and variances of measures of reproductive investment. However, empirical tests of the models have been lagging behind theoretical work. We tested the predictions using data on the mallee dragon, Ctenophorus fordi, a species where the basic assumptions of the models are likely to be fulfilled. Some, but not all, qualitative predictions of the models were shown to hold true, but the data fitted poorly to quan...

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10.1007/s10682-007-9231-3
Journal:
EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
363-372
Publication date:
2009-05-01
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EISSN:
1573-8477
ISSN:
0269-7653
Language:
English
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pubs:210415
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uuid:22d8bcf9-4178-4960-a57b-62b0faad7c03
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210415
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2013-11-16

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