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The critical thermal maximum: history and critique
We reviewed 725 papers published since Cowles and Bogert's paper on thermal tolerance (R.B. Cowles and C.M. Bogert. 1944. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 83: 261–296) to create a data base of studies thatExpand
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The critical thermal maximum: data to support the onset of spasms as the definitive end point
We provide data to support the onset of spasms (OS) as the definitive end point for determining thermal tolerance with the critical thermal maximum (CTMax). We measured the CTMax of 610 animals inExpand
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Seasonal variation in hormonal responses of timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) to reproductive and environmental stressors
Data addressing adrenocortical modulation across taxonomic groups are limited, especially with regard to how female reproductive condition influences the sensitivity of theExpand
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Relative Medial and Dorsal Cortex Volume in Relation to Sex Differences in Spatial Ecology of a Snake Population
In non-avian reptiles the medial and dorsal cortices are putative homologues of the hippocampal formation in mammals and birds. Studies on mammals and birds commonly report neuro-ecologicalExpand
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Thermoregulatory accuracy, precision, and effectiveness in two sand-dwelling lizards under mild environmental conditions
We investigated thermoregulation and habitat use in two sympatric lizard species of the family Phrynosomatidae (side-blotched lizards, Uta stansburiana, and sand-dune lizards, Sceloporus arenicolus)Expand
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Modeling body temperature and thermal inertia of large-bodied reptiles: Support for water-filled biophysical models in radiotelemetric studies
Abstract Radiotelemetric studies of snakes often use temperature-sensing transmitters to measure the body temperatures associated with microhabitat selection. By combining this information withExpand
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Locomotor Performance in Juvenile and Adult Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina): A Reanalysis for Effects of Body Size and Extrinsic Load Using a Terrestrial Species
vestigated the relationship between body size and locomotor performance. Sprint or burst speed in some iguanid and helodermatid species is mass independent (e.g., Garland, 1984; Beck et al., 1995),Expand
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Alarm response by a plethodontid salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus): Conspecific and heterospecific “Schreckstoff”
The detection of chemical alarm cues plays an important role for predator avoidance in many taxonomic groups, but little is known about the presence of such chemical cues in adult or caudateExpand
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TEMPERATURE | Measures of Thermal Tolerance
Measures of thermal tolerance quantify the subset of temperatures under which a species can maximize fitness defining a major component of a fish’s abiotic niche. Thermal tolerance and a fish’sExpand
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