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

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In this study we describe the signature headbob displays of seven of the eight extant species of Cyclura iguanas using data collected from the field and from captive animals. We used phylogenetic comparative methods to estimate the ancestral states of several measures of the headbob displays, including number of headbobs and the duration of headbobs and… (More)

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