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Female dragons, Ctenophorus pictus, do not prefer scent from unrelated males

Abstract:

Female choice for genetic complementarity or unrelated males occurs in several vertebrate taxa, but only a few species per higher-order taxon have so far been studied. This is particularly the case in reptiles, where female choice traditionally has been considered to be less important than in most other vertebrates. Many species of reptiles use scent marking in relation to territory use and, consequently, females may use this information to avoid settling on genetically incompatible (e.g. rel...

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Publisher copy:
10.1071/ZO05024
Journal:
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY More from this journal
Volume:
53
Issue:
5
Pages:
279-282
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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ISSN:
0004-959X
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:210385
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uuid:aacfe324-083e-4f49-b45f-c935265472a1
Local pid:
pubs:210385
Source identifiers:
210385
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2013-11-16

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