Display behavior of an Hispaniolan anole: Anolis bahorucoensis

dc.contributor.authorOrrell, Kimberly S.en
dc.contributor.departmentBiologyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:40:41Zen
dc.date.adate2009-07-21en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:40:41Zen
dc.date.issued1994en
dc.date.rdate2009-07-21en
dc.date.sdate2009-07-21en
dc.description.abstractAnolis bahorucoensis males were found to possess three species-specific stereotypic displays in their repertoire, referred to as types A, B, and C, and one nonstereotypic headbob movement, the step-bob. Female A. bahorucoensis were found to use one stereotypic display pattern, analogous to the males' type A display. Anolis bahorucoensis also performed eight display modifiers, many of which were typical of the Anolis genus, including: mouth gape/tongue protrusion, gular expansion/dewlap extension, dorsal and nuchal crests, lateral compression, lateral presentation and bow. Two modifiers performed by males were unique to A. bahorucoensis: labeled as "hip-kick" and “head-swing". Use of displays and modifiers was examined for four contexts: malealone, male-male, male-resident-female, and male-strange-female. Anolis bahorucoensis type A, B, and C displays demonstrated extreme minimalization in structure (i.e. low head amplitude, high frequency twitch-nods) and signal use (i.e. low display rates, performed at short inter-lizard separation distances) which are in direct opposition to the display behavior of other anoles. Other atypical anoline characteristics of A. bahorucoensis include reduced dewlap size and infrequent dewlap extension.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentiv, 65 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-07212009-040417en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07212009-040417/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43793en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1994.O774.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 31256473en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.O774en
dc.subject.lcshAnoles -- Behavioren
dc.subject.lcshAnolis bahorucoensis -- Behavioren
dc.subject.lcshDisplay behavior in animalsen
dc.titleDisplay behavior of an Hispaniolan anole: Anolis bahorucoensisen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineBiologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
LD5655.V855_1994.O774.pdf
Size:
2.98 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
Collections