Two ways to be a velvet worm


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Author: Monge, Julián
Format: artículo
Status:Versión publicada
Publication Date:2019
Description:There are two ways to be a velvet worm. One is to mate vaginally at a young age, give birth in any month and have small, scarce males. The other is to periodically inseminate through the body wall, with sexual equality in size and abundance. The second way seems to be an evolutionary adaptation to habitats that are colder and drier than the habitats of neotropical velvet worms.
Country:Portal de Revistas UCR
Institution:Universidad de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Portal de Revistas UCR
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Keyword:vaginal mating
periodic insemination
reproductive evolution
apareamiento vaginal
inseminación periódica
evolución reproductiva