Reflectance of sexually dichromatic UV-blue patches varies during the breeding season and between two subspecies of Gallotia galloti ( Squamata : Lacertidae )

@inproceedings{BohrquezAlonso2014ReflectanceOS,
  title={Reflectance of sexually dichromatic UV-blue patches varies during the breeding season and between two subspecies of Gallotia galloti ( Squamata : Lacertidae )},
  author={Martha L. Boh{\'o}rquez-Alonso and Miguel Molina-Borja},
  year={2014}
}
Body coloration is sexually dimorphic in many vertebrate species, including lizards, in which males are often more conspicuous than females. A detailed analysis of the relative size of coloured patches and their reflectance, including the ultraviolet (UV) range, has rarely been performed. In the present work we quantified sexual dimorphism in body traits and surface area of all lateral patches from adult females and males of two subspecies of Gallotia galloti (G. g. galloti and G. g… CONTINUE READING

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