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dc.contributor.authorMoreno Rueda, Gregorio 
dc.contributor.authorAbelardo, Requena Blanco
dc.contributor.authorZamora Camacho, Francisco J.
dc.contributor.authorComas, Mar
dc.contributor.authorPascual, Guillem
dc.identifier.citationMoreno-Rueda, G., Requena-Blanco, A., Zamora-Camacho, F. J., Comas, M., & Pascual, G. (2020). Morphological determinants of jumping performance in the Iberian green frog. Current zoology, 66(4), 417-424.[doi: 10.1093/cz/zoz062]es_ES
dc.descriptionThis study was possible thanks to the collaboration of the Ajuntament de Barcelona, the staff of Mosse`n Cinto Verdaguer gardens, and the Association Galanthus, particularly Sergi Garcia. Comments by one anonymous reviewer improved the manuscriptes_ES
dc.description.abstractPredation is one of the main selective forces in nature, frequently selecting potential prey for developing escape strategies. Escape ability is typically influenced by several morphological parameters, such as morphology of the locomotor appendices, muscular capacity, body mass, or fluctuating asymmetry, and may differ between sexes and age classes. In this study, we tested the relationship among these variables and jumping performance in 712 Iberian green frogs Pelophylax perezi from an urban population. The results suggest that the main determinant of jumping capacity was body size (explaining 48% of variance). Larger frogs jumped farther, but jumping performance reached an asymptote for the largest frogs. Once controlled by structural body size, the heaviest frogs jumped shorter distances, suggesting a trade-off between fat storage and jumping performance. Relative hind limb length also determined a small but significant percentage of variance (2.4%) in jumping performance—that is, the longer the hind limbs, the greater the jumping capacity. Juveniles had relatively shorter and less muscular hind limbs than adults (for a given body size), and their jumping performance was poorer. In our study population, the hind limbs of the frogs were very symmetrical, and we found no effect of fluctuating asymmetry on jumping performance. Therefore, our study provides evidence that jumping performance in frogs is not only affected by body size, but also by body mass and hind limb length, and differ between age classes.es_ES
dc.publisherOXFORD UNIV PRESSes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial 3.0 España*
dc.subjectBody masses_ES
dc.subjectFluctuating asymmetryes_ES
dc.subjectHind limb lengthes_ES
dc.subjectHind limb widthes_ES
dc.subjectLocomotor performancees_ES
dc.titleMorphological determinants of jumping performance in the Iberian green froges_ES

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