Variation in female reproductive quality and reproductive success of male Midland Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata)
Abstract:Although mate number is perceived to be the primary factor affecting male reproductive success in polygynous systems, differences in female reproductive qualities may also influence variation in male reproductive success. We combined 32 years of data on variation in reproductive qualities (clutch size and clutch frequency) of female Midland Painted Turtles (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Zoology, 203 Natural Science Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. 2: University of Georgia, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802, USA. 3: Allterra Environmental Inc., 207-B McPherson Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA.
Publication date: November 26, 2011
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