Visual contagion in prey defense signals can enhance honest defense

Shihao Dong, Ken Tan & James Nieh
The co-evolutionary arms race between predators and their prey has led to complex signaling, especially in groups that benefit from the social transmission of alarm signals. In particular, pursuit deterrence signals can allow individuals and groups to indicate, at relatively low cost, that a predator’s further approach is futile. Pursuit deterrence signals are usually more effective if amplified by becoming contagious and rapidly spreading among prey without requiring individual prey to confirm predator presence. However,...
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