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Dispersal ‘key to reptile survival’

BBC: Reptiles whose gender depends on temperature must become more widespread to survive the effects of climate change, according to new research. Temperature of egg incubation decides gender in some reptile species, such as alligators and some turtles. Australian researchers found that in populations where more females are produced, male dispersal is vital. Species unable to disperse could become extinct from some areas, suggested the research reported in BMC Ecology. Alligators, some turtles,...