Precipitation during the driest month is marginally related to longitude across the distribution of red millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897

Abstract :

The objectives of this study were to determine what happened when Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) and body size changed with an eco-geographical factor. The precipitation during the driest month was correlated with body size and SSD in the forest millipede genus Centrobolus. There was a marginal correlation between precipitation during the driest month and longitude (r=0.31, Z score=1.41, n=22, p=0.08). Eco-geographical variance in the polygynandrous reproductive systems occurs with larger females and higher SSD occurring in wetter conditions.

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