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Activity Predicts Male Reproductive Success in a Polygynous Lizard

Keogh, J. Scott; Noble, Daniel W. A.; Wilson, Eleanor E.; Whiting, Martin J.


Activity patterns and social interactions play a key role in determining reproductive success, although this is poorly understood for species that lack overt social behaviour. We used genetic paternity analysis to quantify both multiple paternity and the relative roles of activity and social behaviour in determining reproductive success in a nondescript Australian lizard. During the breeding season we intensively followed and recorded the behaviour of a group of seven males and 13 females in a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-07-11
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038856


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