Aggression and Competition for Space and Food  in Captive Juvenile Tuatara (Sphenodon Punctatus)

@inproceedings{Woerner2009AggressionAC,
  title={Aggression and Competition for Space and Food 
in Captive Juvenile Tuatara (Sphenodon Punctatus)},
  author={Laura Luise Barbara Woerner},
  year={2009}
}
Intraspecific competition is of importance in the wild and captivity, as the interaction among individuals for resources can affect growth, survival, and ultimately fitness. Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, are endemic to New Zealand and the sole representatives of the reptile Order Rhynchocephalia, and their recovery plan outlines the importance of head-started individuals to supplement existing populations and provide stock to start new populations. Head-starting is a widespread conservation… 
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