Female habitat choice as a determinant of the reproductive success of the territorial male marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

@article{Rauch2004FemaleHC,
  title={Female habitat choice as a determinant of the reproductive success of the territorial male marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)},
  author={Norbert Rauch},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={125-134}
}
  • N. Rauch
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
SummaryThe reproductive behaviour of marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) was studied to answer the following questions: Which physical factors determine the number of females found on a male's territory? Do males select territories according to preferences for physical conditions or according to the number of females there? What causes the strong correlation between the number of females on a territory and the number of copulations achieved there? Females preferred as their resting places… 
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