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Energetic and locomotor costs of tail loss in the Chinese skink, Eumeces chinensis.
Partial tail loss has no severe effects on energy stores and locomotor performance in a lacertid lizard, Takydromus septentrionalis
The data show that partial tail loss due to predatory encounters or other factors may not severely affect energy stores and locomotor performance in T. septentrionalis.
Acoustic characteristics of the tiger frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, during the breeding season.
Call duration, call duty cycle, call intensity, and pulse rate were highly variable among different patterns of dominant frequency and could provide valuable evidence for further ecological study of this species.
Measuring temporal variation in reproductive output reveals optimal resource allocation to reproduction in the northern grass lizard, Takydromus septentrionalis
Trade-offs between size and number of eggs and between reproduction and growth (and thus, future reproduction) are evident in T. septentrionalis, and seasonal shifts in reproductive output and egg size are determined ultimately by natural selection.
The compensatory effect of tail regeneration on swimming speed in larval Hoplobatrachus chinensis Osbeck, 1765 (Anura: Ranidae) after tail removal
It is suggested that tail removal affects final tail length and swimming speed, but not body length, developmental stage and survival rate in captive H .
Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography reveals a west-east division of the northern grass lizard (Takydromus septentrionalis) endemic to China
The isolation caused by the last transgression has not yet led to a significant genetic differentiation between mainland and island populations in East China, however, divergence among some small islands may be driven by the restriction of migration and genetic drift.
Locomotion and survival of two sympatric larval anurans, Bufo gargarizans (Anura: Bufonidae) and Rana zhenhaiensis (Anura: Ranidae), after partial tail loss
It is concluded that tadpoles of different species and with the same degree of tail loss use distinctive strategies to improve individual fitness in the face of predator pressure.
[Characteristics of courtship calls of Microhyla ornata (Anura: Microhylidae)].
During breeding season in May, 2012, the courtship calls and the acoustic parameters of the male Microhyla ornate in Lishui, Zhejiang province were recorded and analyzed using an IC recorder and the sound software Praat to provide a robust insight into the reproductive traits among different geographical populations of a species.