|Plethodon glutinosus, from Caudata.org|
Tori D Mezebish, August Blackman, Alexander J Novarro.
Behavioral Ecology, Volume 29, Issue 3, 9 May 2018, Pages 686–692,
https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary022 (open access)
Partial abstract: Species coexistence is often facilitated by behavioral strategies that minimize competition for limited resources. Terrestrial, kingless salamanders (genus Plethodon) coexist in predictable assemblages of body size guilds, but little is known about the behavioral mechanisms that promote such coexistence. Here, we considered the hypothesis that Plethodon salamanders use climbing behavior to reduce competitive interactions, thereby promoting coexistence through spatial partitioning. (As indexed in Web of Science)