The neuroecology of competitor recognition.

  title={The neuroecology of competitor recognition.},
  author={Gregory F. Grether},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={51 5},
Territorial animals can be expected to distinguish among the types of competitors and noncompetitors that they encounter on a regular basis, including prospective mates and rivals of their own species, but they may not correctly classify individuals of other species. Closely related species often have similar phenotypes and this can cause confusion when formerly allopatric populations first come into contact. Errors in recognizing competitors can have important ecological and evolutionary… CONTINUE READING