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Within a broadly distributed taxonomic clade, populations & species of larger size are found in colder environments/smaller size in warmer regions
Endotherms from colder climates usually have shorter limbs (or appendages) than equivalent animals from warmer climates
Latitudinal ranges of plants and animals are generally smaller at lower latitudes than at higher latitudes/rule named by Stevens
Within a species of endotherms, more heavily pigmented forms tend to be found in more humid environments (e.g. near the equator)
Genes increase in frequency when the product of the coefficient of relatedness and the benefit to the recipient of the altruistic act is greater than the cost to the altruist
Population lineages tend to increase in body size over evolutionary time

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