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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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Foraging mode in lacertid lizards: variation and correlates
Foraging strategy was observed in five species of Israeli lacertid lizards in the field. Acanthodactylus scutellatus is a sit-and-wait strategist, whereas A. boskianus, A. schreiberi, Lacerta laevisExpand
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Temperature preference in geckos: Diel variation in juveniles and adults
Field studies of nocturnal geckos have revealed that many species actively thermoregulate during both the day and the night. Data from laboratory studies indicate that geckos prefer body temperaturesExpand
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The Middle Ear of Reptiles and Birds
The middle-ear system of all vertebrates improves the efficiency of sound transmission from the surrounding medium, be it air, water, or ground, to the inner ear. The process by which this isExpand
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Australian Geckos Do Not Display Diel Variation in Thermoregulatory Behavior
Body temperature (Tb) influences almost every aspect of a reptile's physiology and behavior (for reviews, see Huey, 1982; Lillywhite, 1987). For example, Tb can alter both auditory capacity (Werner,Expand
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Observations and comments on the body temperatures of some New Zealand reptiles
Abstract Rectal body temperatures (BTs) of tuataras (Sphenodon punctatus) and of endemic, ovoviviparous gekkonid lizards—mainly Hoplodactylus maculatus (=H. pacificus) and Heteropholis manukanus—wereExpand
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Bergmann's and Rensch's rules and the spur‐thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca)
Body size is an ecologically important variable in animals. The geographical size variation of most snakes and some lizards counters Bergmann's rule in that, among related taxa, the larger ones liveExpand
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