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Allison Alberts

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520238541

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001

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Behavior and Ecology of Rock Iguanas, I

Behavior and Ecology of Rock Iguanas, I

Evidence for an Appeasement Display

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(p.101) 7 Behavior and Ecology of Rock Iguanas, I
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Iguanas
Author(s):

Emília P. Martins

Kathryn E. Lacy

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0009

This chapter examines the communicative displays of the Turks and Caicos Island iguana, Cyclura carinata. Animals living in social groups often exhibit communicative displays, for example, appeasement displays, to reduce aggression among individuals. This chapter considers the naturally occurring headbob displays of Cyclura carinata, testing the hypothesis that this form of display serves an appeasement or submissive function. It also explores the details of the display to identify structural differences between displays used in different contexts.

Keywords:   communicative displays, Turks and Caicos Island iguana, Cyclura carinata, appeasement displays, headbob displays

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