publication . Article . 2016

Function and evolution of frog colour diversity

Bibiana Rojas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Mar 2016
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.; Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
The role of colours and colour patterns in behavioural ecology has been extensively studied in a variety of contexts and taxa, while almost overlooked in many others. For decades anurans have been the focus of research on acoustic signalling due to the prominence of vocalisations in their communication. Much less attention has been paid to the enormous diversity of colours, colour patterns, and other types of putative visual signals exhibited by frogs. With the exception of some anecdotal observations and studies, the link between colour patterns and the behavioural and evolutionary ecology of anurans had not been addressed until approximately two decades ago. S...
Subjects
free text keywords: ekologia, evoluutio, värit, sammakot, colouration, conflict resolution, predator-prey interactions, sexual selection, space use, visual communication, Zoology, Ecology, Biology
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publication . Article . 2016

Function and evolution of frog colour diversity

Bibiana Rojas;