Turtle study shows gender lifespan differences likely due to aggressive tendencies

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 07:50 in Biology & Nature

A team of researchers with members from Taiwan, the U.S., China and the U.K. has found evidence that suggests the reason females of most species live longer than males is because of male aggressive tendencies. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of a species of turtle where the females are the aggressors and what they found.

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