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Behavioural differences across contexts may indicate morph-specific strategies in the lizard Ctenophorus decresii

St Clair Yewers, Madeleine; Pryke, Sarah; Stuart-Fox, Devi


Discrete colour polymorphisms are often genetically correlated with other traits under natural and sexual selection, such as behaviour, life history and physiology. Elucidating such correlations is essential to understand the adoption of alternative strategies between morphs and the role they play in the maintenance of colour polymorphisms within a population. Using field experiments, we tested the hypothesis that four visually discrete morphs (orange, yellow, yellow with a central orange...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.10.029


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