Colours of quality: structural (but not pigment) coloration informs about male quality in a polychromatic lizard

@article{Lanuza2014ColoursOQ,
  title={Colours of quality: structural (but not pigment) coloration informs about male quality in a polychromatic lizard},
  author={G. P. I. D. Lanuza and P. Carazo and E. Font},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2014},
  volume={90},
  pages={73-81}
}
Chromatic signals result from the differential absorption of light by chemical compounds (pigment-based colours) and/or from differential scattering of light by integument nanostructures (structural colours). Both structural and pigment-based colours can be costly to produce, maintain and display, and have been shown to convey information about a variety of individual quality traits. Male wall lizards, Podarcis muralis, display conspicuously coloured ventral and lateral patches during… Expand
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