Why do onychophorans and camels need the same gestation time?


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Author: Monge, Julián
Format: artículo
Status:Versión publicada
Publication Date:2019
Description:One of the many mysteries surrounding onychophorans, is why, despite their small body size, they have gestation periods that are as long as gestation in some mammals. Here we propose that the causes are infrequent feeding and the Mandatory Minimum Size model, according to which they must be born sufficiently developed to hunt their own food and survive adverse microclimates.
Country:Portal de Revistas UCR
Institution:Universidad de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Portal de Revistas UCR
OAI Identifier:oai:portal.ucr.ac.cr:article/36118
Online Access:https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/36118
Access Level:acceso abierto
Keyword:broad gestation
low feeding frequency
onychophoran female
amplia gestación
baja frecuencia de alimentación
hembra de onicóforo