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Table 1 Descriptive statistics, expressed as mean ± SE and range, for female SVL, male SVL, mating latency and copulation duration. All females were from the Lishui population, and males from five geographically distinct populations

From: Female northern grass lizards judge mates by body shape to reinforce local adaptation

Male populations n Female SVL (mm) Male SVL (mm) Mating latency (min) Copulation duration (min)
Lishui (LS) 52 65.4 ± 0.4 (60.0–73.7) 65.9 ± 0.3 (60.6–69.2) 23.6 ± 2.4 (1–90) 153.0 ± 7.0 (34–325)
Xiushan (XS) 25 66.4 ± 0.7 (60.0–71.9) 65.2 ± 0.3 (61.7–69.3) 19.0 ± 2.2 (6–55) 168.8 ± 9.5 (41–269)
Liuheng (LH) 12 64.6 ± 0.8 (60.4–68.5) 66.9 ± 0.7 (63.1–72.7) 15.0 ± 1.7 (9–25) 187.5 ± 16.5 (94–320)
Chuzhou (CZ) 9 64.3 ± 0.7 (61.0–68.3) 66.4 ± 1.6 (60.2–70.1) 17.0 ± 2.3 (6–26) 129.1 ± 13.3 (76–210)
Chang’an (CA) 1 61.1 79.8 30 140