Differences in chemical signals may explain species recognition between an island lizard , Podarcis atrata , and related mainland lizards , P . hispanica

@inproceedings{Gabirot2010DifferencesIC,
  title={Differences in chemical signals may explain species recognition between an island lizard , Podarcis atrata , and related mainland lizards , P . hispanica},
  author={Marianne Gabirot and Aurora M. Castilla and Pilar Molina Lopez and Jose Martin},
  year={2010}
}
Chemical signals can be the basis of interspecific recognition and speciation in many animals. The Columbretes Islands wall lizard, Podarcis atrata is very close genetically to the mainland Iberian wall lizard Podarcis hispanica. However, a previous study suggested that chemosensory interspecific recognition would avoid reproductive interactions and hybridization between these two species. These results suggested that chemicals used in intraspecific communication might differ in composition and… CONTINUE READING
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