The scent of sun worship: basking experience alters scent mark composition in male lizards

@article{Heathcote2014TheSO,
  title={The scent of sun worship: basking experience alters scent mark composition in male lizards},
  author={R. Heathcote and Emily K. Bell and P. d’Ettorre and G. M. While and T. Uller},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={68},
  pages={861-870}
}
Signals used in female choice should honestly advertise the benefits that males can provide, with direct benefits often argued as being more important than indirect benefits. However, the nature of direct benefits in species without paternal care or nuptial gifts is poorly understood. Previous studies on lizards suggest that females decide where to settle and assumedly who to mate with based on information contained in scent marks from territorial males. Access to high-quality thermal resources… Expand
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