Title

Recognition influences social interactions in red-spotted newts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Abstract

Adult Notophthalmus viridescens tend to be site tenacious within ponds and philopatric to their native ponds. In laboratory chambers, newts spent significantly more time moving away from familiar versus unfamiliar individuals from the same pond. They also exhibited significantly more "avoidance' or "escape' behavior when paired with individuals from a foreign pond than when paired with individuals from the same pond. Red-spotted newts can thus identify individuals with which they are closely associated and distinguish individudals from a foreign pond. -from Authors

Publication Title

Journal of Herpetology

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