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Male southern water skinks ( Eulamprus heatwolei ) use both visual and chemical cues to detect female sexual receptivity

Head, Megan; Keogh, J Scott; Doughty, Paul


A wide range of organisms use chemical and visual cues in mate attraction and courtship; however, chemical discrimination relevant to reproduction and the interplay between these two types of communication are poorly understood in reptiles. We experimentally tested the ability of male Eulamprus heatwolei, a scincoid lizard, to discriminate between sexually receptive and non-receptive females in two ways. First, we conducted 155 staged encounters between males and females over 29 days to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Ethologica
DOI: 10.1007/s10211-005-0003-1


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