Sexual Size Dimorphism in the Yellow-Spotted Newt, Neurergus microspilotus Nesterov, 1916 (Caudata: Salamandridae), from Kermanshah Province, Western Iran

Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Mohsen Takesh, Akbar Fattahi, Robert Browne

Abstract


We investigated sexual dimorphism of the Kurdistan newt, Neurergus microspilotus (Nesterov, 1916), using a sample of 20 males and 12 females originated from the north-western part of Kermanshah Province, western Iran. Ten morphometric characters were measured. Almost all measured characteristics were significantly different between males and females.

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Neurergus microspilotus; sexual dimorphism; Kermanshah Province; western Iran

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2019-20-%25s-51-55

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