Does sexual size dimorphism vary with female width in forest millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?

Abstract :

The objectives of this study were to determine what happened to Rensch’s Rule if Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) and body size changed with a morphological characterFemale width was correlated with SSD in the forest millipede genus Centrobolus. There was a significant correlation between SSD and female width (r=0.64, Z score=3.28, n=22, p<0.01). Morphological variance in the polygynandrous reproductive systems occurs with wider females having higher SSD.

Keyword :

Dimorphic, female, gradient, morphology, size, species, width

Author(s) : Cooper, M.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Supplement

2022 Vol. 17 Supplement