Bergmann's rule
The principal that the average body size is geographically variable in that the animals are larger in the cooler climates of the range of a species.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Bergmann's rule — Bergmann s rule. См. правило Бергмана. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Bergmann's Rule — In zoology, Bergmann s rule is an ecogeographic rule that correlates latitude with body mass in animals.Tim M. Blackburn; Kevin J. Gaston; Natasha Loder (1999) Geographic Gradients in Body Size: A Clarification of Bergmann s Rule Diversity and… …   Wikipedia

  • Bergmann's rule — /ˈbɜgmənz rul/ (say bergmuhnz roohl) noun the rule which states that within a warm blooded species, body size increases with higher latitude and colder climate. {posited in 1847 by Christian Bergmann, 1814–65, German biologist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bergmann's Rule — ▪ zoology       in zoology, principle correlating external temperature and the ratio of body surface to weight in warm blooded animals. Birds and mammals in cold regions have been observed to be bulkier than individuals of the same species in… …   Universalium

  • bergmann's rule — ˈbərgmənz, ˈberg noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Karl Bergmann died 1865 German biologist : a statement of the principle that within a polytypic wide ranging species of warm blooded animals the average body size of members of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Allen's rule — is a biological rule posited by Joel Asaph Allen in 1877. It states that endotherms from colder climates usually have shorter limbs (or appendages) than the equivalent animals from warmer climates. Theory The theory behind Allen s Rule is that… …   Wikipedia

  • Cope's rule — states that population lineages tend to increase in body size over evolutionary time.[1] While the rule has been demonstrated in many instances, it does not hold true at all taxonomic levels, or in all clades. Larger body size is associated with… …   Wikipedia

  • Gloger's rule — is a zoological rule which states that within a species of endotherms, more heavily pigmented forms tend to be found in more humid environments, e.g. near the equator. It was named after the zoologist Constantin Wilhelm Lambert Gloger, who first… …   Wikipedia

  • Berg|mann's rule — «BURG muhnz», Ecology. the principle that warm blooded animals living in cold climates tend to be larger in size than related animals living in warm climates. ╂[< Carl Bergmann, a German biologist of the 1800 s] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bergmann — is a surname which is German, Swedish, in origin, respectively. It means mountain man as well as miner in both languages. Bergman is a common surname in the Netherlands. People *Art Bergmann, Canadian rock singer songwriter *Carl G. L. Ch.… …   Wikipedia

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