[1].No Evidence for Significant Effect of Body Size and Age on Male Mating Success in the Spot-legged Treefrog[J].Asian Herpetological Research,2016,7(1):41-45.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150064]
 Jianping YU,Cheng CHEN,Long JIN,et al.No Evidence for Significant Effect of Body Size and Age on Male Mating Success in the Spot-legged Treefrog[J].Asian Herpetological Reserch(AHR),2016,7(1):41-45.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150064]

No Evidence for Significant Effect of Body Size and Age on Male Mating Success in the Spot-legged Treefrog()

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No Evidence for Significant Effect of Body Size and Age on Male Mating Success in the Spot-legged Treefrog
Jianping YU Cheng CHEN Long JIN Li ZHAO and Wenbo LIAO*
Key Laboratory of Southwest China Wildlife Resources Conservation (Ministry of Education), China West Normal University, Nanchong 637009, Sichuan, China
age body size male mating success Polypedates megacephalus size-assortative
In anurans, body size and age of individuals generally affect male mating success. To test whether body size and age have effects on male mating success in the foam-nesting treefrog Polypedates megacephalus, a species widely distributed in China, we analyzed differences in body size and age between mated and unmated males for three populations using a Generalized Linear Mixed Model (GLMM). The results showed that mated males did not exhibit larger body size and older age than unmated males, suggesting that large and/or old male individuals did not have greater mating success than small and/or young males. Moreover, we also found a non-significant size-assortative mating pattern for all populations. Our findings suggest that body size and age of the foam-nesting treefrog do not affect male mating success.


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