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

Abstract :

The objectives of this study were to determine what happened when Bergmann’s Rule meets Rensch’s Rule if Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) and body size changed with an eco-geographical factor. Precipitation was correlated with body size and SSD in the forest millipede genus Centrobolus. There was a significant positive correlation between SSD and precipitation (r=0.29, Z score=1.28, n=22, p<0.10). Eco-geographical variance in the polygynandrous reproductive systems occurs with larger females and higher SSD occurring in wetter habitats.


Keyword :

Dimorphic, eco-geography, gradient, precipitation, size, species


Author(s) : Cooper, M.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Number 2


2022 Vol. 17 Number 2