Colour Polymorphism and Alternative Breeding Strategies: Effects of Parent’s Colour Morph on Fitness Traits in the Common Wall Lizard

@article{Galeotti2012ColourPA,
  title={Colour Polymorphism and Alternative Breeding Strategies: Effects of Parent’s Colour Morph on Fitness Traits in the Common Wall Lizard},
  author={P. Galeotti and R. Sacchi and D. Pellitteri-Rosa and A. Bellati and Walter Cocca and A. Gentilli and S. Scali and M. Fasola},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={385-394}
}
Colour polymorphism (CP) is widespread in animals, but mechanisms underlying morph evolution and maintenance are not completely resolved. In reptiles, CP is often genetically based and associated with alternative behavioural strategies, mainly in males for most cases. However, female colour morphs also display alternative reproductive strategies associated with behavioural and physiological traits, which may contribute to maintain CP in the population. Both sexes of the common wall lizard… Expand
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