Familiar–unfamiliar discrimination based on visual cues in the Jacky dragon, Amphibolurus muricatus

  title={Familiar–unfamiliar discrimination based on visual cues in the Jacky dragon, Amphibolurus muricatus},
  author={D. V. Dyk and C. S. Evans},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • D. V. Dyk, C. S. Evans
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Territorial animals typically have the ability to discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics. This enables residents to minimize the costs of resource defence by matching the intensity of their aggressive response to the level of threat posed by intruders. Although individual discrimination based upon chemical signals is well established in lizards, much less is known about the role of visual cues, despite the importance of this modality in social interactions. We conducted two… CONTINUE READING
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