Thursday, 19 February 2015

Size matters in the battle to adapt to diverse environments, avoid extinction

Date:
February 18, 2015

Source:
University of Toronto

Summary:
By examining research on global patterns of amphibian diversification over hundreds of millions of years, researchers have discovered that 'sexually dimorphic' species -- those in which males and females differ in size, for example -- are at lower risk of extinction and better able to adapt to diverse environments.


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