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Disentangling the complexities of vertebrate sex allocation: a role for squamate reptiles?

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Sex allocation is an important field in evolutionary biology, both historically and currently. However, while sex allocation theory has successfully predicted sex ratio bias in some taxa, most notably parasitic wasps, vertebrates are notorious for their poor fit to theoretical models. We argue that this arises from the use of very complex model systems to test relatively simple theoretical models. We further argue that squamate reptiles - lizards and snakes - have unduly been neglected in sex...

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Journal:
OIKOS
Volume:
116
Issue:
6
Pages:
1051-1057
Publication date:
2007-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-0706
ISSN:
0030-1299
URN:
uuid:adccd2bf-7b43-4a4d-be7d-99be290cf8d1
Source identifiers:
210732
Local pid:
pubs:210732
Language:
English

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