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Boldness, trappability and sampling bias in wild lizards

Carter, Alecia; Heinsohn, Robert; Goldizen, Anne W; Biro, Peter A.


Many studies of animal personality are completed in the laboratory with animals collected from the wild. However, there is some concern that studies that trap individuals to perform assessments of personality may not collect a representative sample of personality types, as some individuals may be trap-shy. We investigated the relationship between boldness and trappability using males of a species of lizard, the Namibian rock agama, . Agama planiceps, whose boldness could be assessed in the wild...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.01.033


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