Body size as a factor determining dominance in staged agonistic encounters between male brown anoles (Anolis sagrei)

@article{Tokarz1985BodySA,
  title={Body size as a factor determining dominance in staged agonistic encounters between male brown anoles (Anolis sagrei)},
  author={Richard R. Tokarz},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1985},
  volume={33},
  pages={746-753}
}
  • R. Tokarz
  • Published 1 August 1985
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour

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