Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
IguanasBiology and Conservation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Allison Alberts

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520238541

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 20 May 2022

Behavior and Ecology of Rock Iguanas, I

Behavior and Ecology of Rock Iguanas, I

Evidence for an Appeasement Display

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

Emília P. Martins

Kathryn E. Lacy

University of California Press

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

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.