Courtship in the rough-skinned newt Taricha granulosa

@article{Propper1991CourtshipIT,
  title={Courtship in the rough-skinned newt Taricha granulosa},
  author={Catherine R. Propper},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1991},
  volume={41},
  pages={547-554}
}
Abstract Courtship was studied in the rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa . Newt sexual behaviour included pre-insemination, insemination and post-insemination stages. During the pre-insemination stage, behaviour of the male and female changed concomitatly. Male hind limb contraction rate increased as females became more receptive (lowered-head position to raised-head position). The preinsemination stage of courtship lasted a median of 7 h. Of first sperm transfer attempts, 89·5% culminated… CONTINUE READING
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