Function of Body Coloration in Green Anoles (Anolis carolinensis) at the Beginning of the Breeding Season: Advertisement Signaling and Thermoregulation

@inproceedings{Yabuta2011FunctionOB,
  title={Function of Body Coloration in Green Anoles (Anolis carolinensis) at the Beginning of the Breeding Season: Advertisement Signaling and Thermoregulation},
  author={Shinji Yabuta and Akiko Suzuki-Watanabe},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract: We examined two hypotheses regarding the function of body coloration in green anoles Anolis carolinensis. First, their bright green coloration serves as a social signal advertising territorial possession or dominance. From this hypothesis, two predictions derive: 1) most anoles with bright green coloration are adult males; and 2) adult males with bright green coloration tend to perch at higher positions to send the signal to broad areas. Another hypothesis, which is not exclusive to…