Following trails of partners in the monogamous lizard, Tiliqua rugosa

  title={Following trails of partners in the monogamous lizard, Tiliqua rugosa},
  author={Michael C. Bull and Christian Lindle},
  journal={acta ethologica},
The sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa, is an Australian scincid lizard that forms monogamous pairs for 6–8 weeks in the spring before mating occurs. Previous observations and experiments have shown that when partners are separated they can relocate each other, and one suggested mechanism has been trail following. In this article we report results from field-based Y-maze experiments to investigate trail following. In the first part of the spring season, female lizards were more likely to use the arm… CONTINUE READING
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