Testosterone, Endurance, and Darwinian Fitness: Natural and Sexual Selection on the Physiological Bases of Alternative Male Behaviors in Side-Blotched Lizards

@article{Sinervo2000TestosteroneEA,
  title={Testosterone, Endurance, and Darwinian Fitness: Natural and Sexual Selection on the Physiological Bases of Alternative Male Behaviors in Side-Blotched Lizards},
  author={Barry R. Sinervo and Donald Bailey Miles and W. Anthony Frankino and Matthew Klukowski and Dale F. DeNardo},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2000},
  volume={38},
  pages={222-233}
}
The mechanistic bases of natural and sexual selection on physiological and behavioral traits were examined in male morphs of three colors of the side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana. Orange-throated males are aggressive and defend large territories with many females. Blue-throated males defend smaller territories with fewer females; however, blue-throated males assiduously mate guard females on their territory. Yellow-throated males do not defend a territory, but patrol a large home range… Expand
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