Two populations of the tree lizard (Urosaurus ornatus) in southern Arizona
AuthorHolm, Peter, 1959-
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractMale growth is best described by a von Bertalanffy growth model and female growth by a logistic growth model. This sexual dimorphism is correlated with greater relative surface activity and lower survivorship of juvenile males when compared to juvenile females. Early-hatching (first clutch) offspring exhibit greater body size and survivorship compared to late-hatching (second clutch) offspring. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology