Seasonal Specificity of Hormonal, Behavioral, and Coloration Responses to Within- and Between-Sex Encounters in Male Lizards (Sceloporus undulatus)

@article{Smith1999SeasonalSO,
  title={Seasonal Specificity of Hormonal, Behavioral, and Coloration Responses to Within- and Between-Sex Encounters in Male Lizards (Sceloporus undulatus)},
  author={Linda C. Smith and Henry B. John-Alder},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={1999},
  volume={36},
  pages={39-52}
}
This study reports the gender and seasonal specificity of hormonal, behavioral, and coloration responses displayed by "resident" male lizards (Sceloporus undulatus) exposed to male or female "intruders" during staged encounters in outdoor enclosures. Resident males were engaged in staged encounters with males or females for 1 h per day on 9 consecutive days during the breeding and postbreeding seasons. Male-specific responses occurred during the breeding but not the postbreeding season. These… CONTINUE READING

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