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Keywords: lizards
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (17): jeb224139.
Published: 11 September 2020
...Caleb L. Loughran; Blair O. Wolf ABSTRACT Because most desert-dwelling lizards rely primarily on behavioral thermoregulation for the maintenance of active body temperature, the effectiveness of panting as a thermoregulatory mechanism for evaporative cooling has not been widely explored. We measured...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (15): jeb210542.
Published: 11 August 2020
...: This Review highlights our understanding of postnatal neurogenesis in reptiles in comparison to mammals. Research in reptiles will help to address the mechanisms of postnatal neurogenesis and place it within a functional and evolutionary context. Neurogenesis Reptiles Lizards Neuronal proliferation...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (5): 787–795.
Published: 01 March 2017
...., 2001 ), which might explain why ovarian hormones could control female growth and lead to SSD in both female- and male-larger reptiles ( Starostová et al., 2013 ). The independence of SSD from male gonadal androgens explains why SSD is so evolutionarily plastic among lizards including geckos...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (2): 228–237.
Published: 15 January 2015
...Michelle N. Reichert; Deidre L. Brink; William K. Milsom The homolog to the mammalian carotid body has not yet been identified in lizards. Observational studies and evolutionary history provide indirect evidence for the existence of a chemoreceptor population at the first major bifurcation...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (24): 4303–4312.
Published: 15 December 2014
...-force estimates in a diverse sample of lizards. Results indicate that both variables have a significant impact on the accuracy of measurements. Maximum bite force is significantly greater using leather as the biting substrate compared with a metal substrate. Less-forceful bites on metal are likely due...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (12): 2048–2054.
Published: 15 June 2010
...G. Beltrami; C. Bertolucci; A. Parretta; F. Petrucci; A. Foà SUMMARY The present study first examined whether ruin lizards Podarcis sicula are able to orientate using the e-vector direction of polarized light. Ruin lizards were trained and tested indoors, inside a hexagonal Morris water maze...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (4): 572–584.
Published: 15 February 2010
... (described below). Three-dimensional measures of jaw movements in Cebus, Macaca and some of the lizards were made using six-camera Vicon 460 motion capture systems at University of Chicago and University of Antwerp. In the lizard studies markers were glued to the skin overlying the bone. Markers...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (22): 3751–3761.
Published: 15 November 2009
... to reveal variation in feeding function,but allows testing of the functional role of the phases of the gape cycle. The jaw kinematics of two species of lizards are analyzed when feeding trials are conducted using quantitative control of prey mass, hardness and mobility. For both species, there were...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (8): 1257–1261.
Published: 15 April 2008
...Mats Olsson; Mark Wilson; Caroline Isaksson; Tobias Uller; Beth Mott SUMMARY We performed experiments on male Australian painted dragon lizards( Ctenophorus pictus ) to test the hypothesis that carotenoids can scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS), protecting the organism from oxidative stress...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (7): 1029–1040.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Eric J. McElroy; Kristin L. Hickey; Stephen M. Reilly SUMMARY Foraging mode has molded the evolution of many aspects of lizard biology. From a basic sit-and-wait sprinting feeding strategy, several lizard groups have evolved a wide foraging strategy, slowly moving through the environment using...
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J Exp Biol (1991) 155 (1): 323–336.
Published: 01 January 1991
...BARRY SINERVO; RICHARD HEDGES; STEPHEN C. ADOLPH Decreased mobility of gravid females is thought to be an important cost of reproduction in lizards. We measured sprint speeds of female western fence lizards ( Sceloporus occidentalis Baird and Girard) before and after they had oviposited. Females...
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J Exp Biol (1987) 130 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 July 1987
...K. JOHANSEN; A. S. ABE; J. H. ANDRESEN 1. The central circulation in the lizard Tupinambis teguixin (Linné 1758) was studied using angiocardiographic techniques. Contrast medium was selectively injected into the vena cava superior, the sinus venosus, the right atrium, and the ventricular...
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J Exp Biol (1986) 122 (1): 13–24.
Published: 01 May 1986
...M. L. GLASS; N. HEISLER The effects of hypercapnia on the arterial acid-base status of the Tegu lizard, Tupinambis nigropunctatus (Spix), were studied at 25°C. Arterial P CO CO2 increased over the first 2 h of hypercapnia causing a fall in arterial plasma pH (pH a ) of about 0.17 units with ≈4% CO...