Does sexual size dimorphism vary with the fewest daily hours of sunshine in red 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. The fewest hours of sunshine were correlated with body size and SSD in the forest millipede genus Centrobolus. There was a significant negative correlation between SSD and hours of sunshine a day (r=-0.41, Z score=-1.90, n=22, p=0.03). Eco-geographical variance in the polygynandrous reproductive systems occurs with larger females and higher SSD occurring in lighter times.


Keyword :

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


Author(s) : Cooper, M.
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Published Issue : 2023 Vol. 18 Number 1


2023 Vol. 18 Number 1