Display repertoire analysis of Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus (Sauria: Iguanidae) from south-western Virginia

  title={Display repertoire analysis of Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus (Sauria: Iguanidae) from south-western Virginia},
  author={Linda M. Rothblum and Thomas A. Jenssen},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},

The Ontogeny of Display Behaviour in Sceloporus undulatus (Sauria: Iguanidae)

A longitudinal study of the display behaviour of fence lizards revealed that the hatchlings possessed almost all of their adult display patterns by the first two days of life, indicating that the visual communication signals of this vertebrate species are almost totally innate.

Headbobing behavior in the high mountain lizard Phymaturus palluma: effects of sex and context

It is found that in P. palluma, headbob is a complex display composed of several units, revealing that this display is multicomponent and non-redundant following the multiple-message hypothesis.

Home-Range Analysis in Sceloporus undulatus (Eastern Fence Lizard). I. Spacing Patterns and the Context of Territorial Behavior

Social interactions including contests between males and courtship of females appear to be stressful in free-living male S. undulatus.

Display response of the Jacky Dragon, Amphibolurus muricatus (Lacertilia: Agamidae), to intruders: A semi-Markovian process

A detailed description of the push-up display of the Jacky Dragon ( Amphibolurus muricatus), which comprises five distinct components, including tail-flicks, foreleg waves, and push-ups, shows that the display is a semi-Markovian process.

A Comparative Study of the Evolution of Sceloporus Push-Up Displays

Results suggest that components of display structure have evolved together and that the correlated evolution of display structural components has had a greater impact on the evolution of Sceloporus pushup displays than relationships between evolutionary changes in display structure and body size or display structures and microhabitat use.

Estimating ancestral states of a communicative display: a comparative study of Cyclura rock iguanas

The signature headbob displays of seven of the eight extant species of Cyclura iguanas are described using data collected from the field and from captive animals, and differences in the results obtained suggest that although estimates of ancestral states are reasonably robust to violations of evolutionary assumptions, they cannot determine the standard errors of those ancestral phenotypes accurately without more detailed information about the types of forces.

The mating behavior of Iguana iguana

It is hypothesized that the ecological factors responsible for the unusual mating system are related to the lack of defendable resources, the iguana's folivory, and the high density of iguanas present in preferred mating areas.

Structural Complexity in a Lizard Communication System: The Sceloporus graciosus "Push-Up" Display

Overall, the push-up display system is shown to contain most of the types of complexity observed in the communicative displays of birds and mammals.



Display Analysis of Anolis nebulosus (Sauria, Iguanidae)

A statistical analysis of variation in the assertion display of Anolis nebulosus was computed from 599 filmed displays of 59 males, finding no difference in the display pattern appeared when males were compared with females, when lab-held animals are compared with field-filmed individuals, or when animals were re-examined after a year in captivity.

Display Analysis of the Signature Display of Anolis Limifrons (Sauria: Iguanidae)

Positional effect (whether an A display was performed singly or first, second, or third in a volley) was correlated with intraindividual variability of display duration, total number of head bobs in a display, and appearance of certain optional introductory movements (initial displays more frequently incorporated introductory movements).

Descriptive Analysis and Social Correlates of Agonistic Displays of Anolis Limifrons (Sauria, Iguanidae)

[Analysis of 666 filmed displays of 23 male Anolis limifrons from Panama revealed: 1) The species has an agonistic repertoire of five head bob patterns (A-E) and one dewlap display. 2) During

Patterns of Behavior in Two Oklahoma Lizards

The social behavior patterns of both natural and enclosed populations of Sceloporus undulatus and Cnemidophorus sexlineatus were observed in Oklahoma, showing differences relative to adaptation to their respective habitat niches.

Variation and Stereotypy in the Displays of Anolis Aeneus (Sauria: Iguanidae)

Fanbob was shown to fit none of the criteria of a fixed action pattern, and the cadence of the signature bob was individual-specific and stereotyped, but other components of Fanbob varied greatly.

Display Repertoire Analysis of Anolis townsendi (Sauria: Iguanidae) from Cocos Island

The influence of photoperiodism upon thermal acclimation by the crucian carp, Carassius carassius (Lacepede) in Florida and the effects of intestinal gas accumulations in a pupfish (genus Cyprinodon) are studied.

The Function of Shudder Displays in the Lizard Sceloporus jarrovi

Field observations of Sceloporus jarrovi indicate both sexes shudder during the non-breeding season although the display retains its courting function in breeding males, and a new hypothesis is proposed, that the display represents a high level of excitement and a potential for attack.

Evolution of Anoline Lizard Display Behavior

For some species display repertoire size seems to have evolved from a single display to repertoires of multiple displays; these subsequent displays are generally restricted to aggressive interactions.


Four displays, designated according to their apparent social function as assertion, chal- lenge, courtship, and submission, in the behavioral repertoire of the green anole, Anolis carolinensis are