The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.
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Authors: Krizmanic, Imre; Vukov, Tanja D. & Kalezic, Miloš L.
Abstract: The validity of Bergmann's rule – which describes the intraspecific increase in body size with increasing altitude – was studied in a several populations of three European newt species. There was a positive correlation between body size and altitude for smaller-bodied Triturus vulgaris and T. alpestris species, but no relationship between body size and altitude for the much larger sized T. carnifex. Body size therefore plays a role in the application of Bergmann's rule to European newts.
Keywords: ALTITUDINAL GRADIENT, MORPHOLOGY, TRITURUS ALPESTRIS, TRITURUS VULGARIS, TRITURUS CARNIFEX