Title

Male-biased dispersal in a tropical Australian snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae)

RIS ID

27673

Publication Details

Dubey, S., Brown, G., Madsen, T. R. & Shine, R. (2008). Male-biased dispersal in a tropical Australian snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae). Molecular Ecology, 17 (15), 3506-3514.

Abstract

Sex-based differences in dispersal distances can affect critical population parameters suchas inbreeding rates and the spatial scale of local adaptation. Males tend to disperse furtherthan females in mammals, whereas the reverse is true for birds; too few reptiles have beenstudied to reveal generalities for that group. Although reptiles are most diverse and abundantin the tropics, few tropical reptiles have been studied in this respect. We combine data froma long-term (10-year) recapture study.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03859.x