Chemical polymorphism in male femoral gland secretions matches polymorphic coloration in common wall lizards (Podarcis muralis)

@article{PellitteriRosa2014ChemicalPI,
  title={Chemical polymorphism in male femoral gland secretions matches polymorphic coloration in common wall lizards (Podarcis muralis)},
  author={D. Pellitteri-Rosa and J. Martin and P. L{\'o}pez and A. Bellati and R. Sacchi and M. Fasola and P. Galeotti},
  journal={Chemoecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={24},
  pages={67-78}
}
Previous studies showed that common wall lizards (Podarcis muralis) are polymorphic in colour, both sexes showing three main ventral morphs (white, yellow and red) within the same population and that the three morphs correlate with many life-history traits, including a positive assortative mating according to colour. Chemical communication plays a key role in intra-specific recognition and in social organization of lizards; thus chemical cues might be involved in morph recognition and mate… Expand
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