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P-ISSN: 2708-0013, E-ISSN: 2708-0021

Acta Entomology and Zoology

2022, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Does sexual size dimorphism vary with temperature in forest millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?


Author(s): Mark Cooper

Abstract: The objectives of this study were to determine what happened when Bergmann’s Rule met Rensch’s Rule if Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) and body size changed with an eco-geographical factor. The environmental temperature was correlated with body size and SSD in the forest millipede genus Centrobolus. There was a significant positive correlation between SSD and environmental temperature (r=0.34, Z score=1.49, n=22, p< 0.07). Eco-geographical variance in the polygynandrous reproductive systems occurs with larger females and higher SSD in warmer habitats.

DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2022.v3.i1a.51

Pages: 08-11 | Views: 310 | Downloads: 140

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How to cite this article:
Mark Cooper. Does sexual size dimorphism vary with temperature in forest millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?. Acta Entomol Zool 2022;3(1):08-11. DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2022.v3.i1a.51


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