Skip navigation
Skip navigation
The system will be down for maintenance between 8:00 and 8:15am on Wednesday 12, December 2018

Proximate mechanisms of colour variation in the frillneck lizard: Geographical differences in pigment contents of an ornament

Merkling, Thomas; Hamilton, David; Cser, Bori; Svedin, Nina; Pryke, Sarah

Description

Animal coloration has evolved in contexts such as communication, camouflage, and thermoregulation. Most studies of animal coloration focus on its adaptive benefits, whereas its underlying mechanisms have received less attention despite their potential influence on adaptive benefits. In fish and reptiles, for example, colour variation from yellow to red can be produced by carotenoid and/or pteridine pigments, which differ dramatically in the way they are obtained (carotenoids through diet and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77140
Source: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/bij.12672

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Merkling_Proximate_mechanisms_of_colour_2015.pdf489.47 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  27 November 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator