Using pheromones to understand cryptic lizard diversity

Zozaya, Stephen Michael (2019) Using pheromones to understand cryptic lizard diversity. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Stephen Zozaya studied the role of pheromones in the evolution of Australia's lizard diversity. He found that some lizard species—even though we can't tell them apart—use pheromones to tell each other apart. By studying pheromones, we can better understand how Australia's incredible reptile diversity came to be.

Item ID: 68532
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: pheromones, cryptic species, signaling trait, chemical communication, trait divergence, gecko, Heteronotia binoei
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2019 Stephen Michael Zozaya.
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For this thesis, Stephen Zozaya received the Graduate Research School Medal of Excellence.

Three publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Zozaya, Stephen M., Higgie, Megan, Moritz, Craig, and Hoskin, Conrad J. (2019) Are pheromones key to unlocking cryptic lizard diversity? American Naturalist, 194 (2). pp. 168-182.

Appendix I: Zozaya, Stephen M., Fenker, Jéssica, and Macdonald, Stewart L. (2019) A new species of rock-dwelling gecko (Gekkonidae: Gehyra) from the Mt Surprise region of northern Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa, 4688 (4). pp. 503-518.

Appendix II: Hoskin, Conrad J., Zozaya, Stephen M., and Vanderduys, Eric (2018) A new species of velvet gecko (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from sandstone habitats of inland north Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa, 4486 (2). pp. 101-114.

Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 02:48
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310412 Speciation and extinction @ 35%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310403 Biological adaptation @ 35%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310402 Biogeography and phylogeography @ 30%
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