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Research Article

Meek Males and Fighting Females: Sexually-Dimorphic Antipredator Behavior and Locomotor Performance Is Explained by Morphology in Bark Scorpions (Centruroides vittatus)

  • Bradley E. Carlson mail,

    bec169@psu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Shannen McGinley,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Matthew P. Rowe

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: May 28, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097648

About the Authors

Bradley E. Carlson, Shannen McGinley
Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Bradley E. Carlson
Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Matthew P. Rowe
Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bec169@psu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BEC SM MPR. Performed the experiments: BEC SM MPR. Analyzed the data: BEC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MPR. Wrote the paper: BEC SM MPR.