Chemosensory Recognition and Behavioral Responses of Wall Lizards, Podarcis muralis, to Scents of Snakes that Pose Different Risks of Predation

@article{Amo2004ChemosensoryRA,
  title={Chemosensory Recognition and Behavioral Responses of Wall Lizards, Podarcis muralis, to Scents of Snakes that Pose Different Risks of Predation},
  author={Luisa Amo and Pilar L{\'o}pez and Jos{\'e} Aurelio Garc{\'i}a Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2004},
  volume={2004},
  pages={691 - 696}
}
Abstract Many animals use chemical cues to detect predators. However, according to the threat sensitivity hypothesis, natural selection should favor individuals able to respond differentially to the chemical cues of predators that pose different levels of risk rather than responding to chemical cues of all predators in a similar way. The behavioral responses of prey to chemical cues of predators might depend, for example, on the degree to which predators include prey in their diets. The Wall… CONTINUE READING

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