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Rival recognition in the territorial tawny dragon ( Ctenophorus decresii )

Osborne, Louise

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The ability to discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics is important in territorial animals as it allows animals to distinguish neighbours from non-neighbours. This prevents wasting time and energy in unnecessary aggressive interactions.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79718
Source: Acta Ethologica
DOI: 10.1007/s10211-005-0108-6

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