Consequences of Metamorphosis for the Locomotor Performance and Thermal Physiology of the Newt Triturus cristatus

@article{Wilson2005ConsequencesOM,
  title={Consequences of Metamorphosis for the Locomotor Performance and Thermal Physiology of the Newt Triturus cristatus},
  author={Robbie S. Wilson},
  journal={Physiological and Biochemical Zoology},
  year={2005},
  volume={78},
  pages={967 - 975}
}
  • Robbie S. Wilson
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
During metamorphosis, most amphibians undergo rapid shifts in their morphology that allow them to move from an aquatic to a more terrestrial existence. Two important challenges associated with this shift in habitat are the necessity to switch from an aquatic to terrestrial mode of locomotion and changes in the thermal environment. In this study, I investigated the consequences of metamorphosis to the burst swimming and running performance of the European newt Triturus cristatus to determine the… Expand
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