Do common frogs (Rana temporaria) follow Bergmann's rule?

Ane Laugen, A Laurila, KI Jönsson, F Söderman, J Merilä

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    Abstract

    Conclusions: The results suggest that the concave pattern of body size variation across the latitudinal cline may be at least partly genetically determined, and that although there is considerable geographic variation in mean body size of R. temporaria, this variation does not conform with Bergmann's rule.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)717–731
    Number of pages15
    JournalEvolutionary Ecology Research
    Volume7
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • age
    • amphibians
    • body size
    • cline
    • growth
    • latitude
    • temperature

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