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Molecular determination of paternity in a natural population of the multiply mating polygynous lizard Eulamprus heatwolei

Morrison, Suzanne; Keogh, J Scott; Scott, Ian

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We studied the mating system of the southern water skink, Eulamprus heatwolei, during spring and summer (encompassing the breeding season) in a population in southeastern Australia. We examined potential attributes that might influence the mating system and male reproductive success including home range size, physical proximity of adults and body size, and then genotyped all mothers, offspring and potential sires. Home range overlap of both sexes was extensive, with adult females sharing the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75212
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1046/j.0962-1083.2002.01450.x

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