Aggressive Behavior and Performance in the Tegu Lizard Tupinambis merianae

@article{Herrel2009AggressiveBA,
  title={Aggressive Behavior and Performance in the Tegu Lizard Tupinambis merianae},
  author={Anthony Herrel and Denis V. Andrade and Jos{\'e} Eduardo de Carvalho and Ana Paula Morais Brito and Augusto Shinya Abe and Carlos A. Navas},
  journal={Physiological and Biochemical Zoology},
  year={2009},
  volume={82},
  pages={680 - 685}
}
Aggression is an important component of behavior in many animals and may be crucial to providing individuals with a competitive advantage when resources are limited. Although much is known about the effects of catecholamines and hormones on aggression, relatively few studies have examined the effects of physical performance on aggression. Here we use a large, sexually dimorphic teiid lizard to test whether individuals that show high levels of physical performance (bite force) are also more… 
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