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Eggshell thickness by part of egg

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Mean eggshell thickness at 5 different equally spaced positions on Forster’s tern eggshells (n = 40). Eggshells studied were thicker at the egg equator than the ‘bottom’ and ‘top’ of the egg.


Peterson, SP, JT Ackerman, MP Herzog, MS Toney, B Cooney and CA Hartman. 2020. Avian eggshell thickness in relation to egg morphometrics, embryonic development, and mercury contamination. Ecology and Evolution.


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