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Biometría y dimorfismo sexual en Pleurodeles waltli Michahelles 1830 (Amphibia, Salamandridae) de una población del NE de la Península Ibérica

Fontanet, X., Horta, N.


Biometry and sexual differences in Pleurodeles waltli Michahelles, 1830 (Amphibia, Salamandridae) of a population of northeastem Iberian Peninsula
Biometnc differences between the sexes of Pleurodeles waltli are studied using a discriminant analysis on 13 body measures, obtained from a sample of 158 males and 142 females. The most discriminating measures are head-body, tail and anterior limb lengths, and head width. However, there is an important overlap in the measures between the sexes, the analysis clasifying correctly only a 75% of the individuals. Differences between males and females are discussed according to differences in the behaviour of the two sexes during breeding.

Key words

Pleurodeles waltli, Biometry, Sexual differences

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