The shapes of birds’ eggs: evolutionary constraints and adaptations

Montgomerie, R., Hemmings, N., Thompson, J.E. et al. (1 more author) (2021) The shapes of birds’ eggs: evolutionary constraints and adaptations. The American Naturalist, 198 (6). E215-E231. ISSN 0003-0147



  • Montgomerie, R.
  • Hemmings, N.
  • Thompson, J.E.
  • Birkhead, T.R.
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Keywords: birds; clutch size; egg shape; oviduct; pelvis shape; relative egg size
  • Accepted: 29 June 2021
  • Published (online): 26 October 2021
  • Published: December 2021
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Biosciences (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Symplectic Sheffield
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 12:20
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2023 14:13
Status: Published
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Refereed: Yes
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