Feeding kinematics of phelsuma madagascariensis (Reptilia: gekkonidae): testing differences between iguania and scleroglossa

@article{Delheusy1999FeedingKO,
  title={Feeding kinematics of phelsuma madagascariensis (Reptilia: gekkonidae): testing differences between iguania and scleroglossa},
  author={Delheusy and Bels},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={202 Pt 24},
  pages={3715-30}
}
  • Delheusy, Bels
  • Published 1999 in The Journal of experimental biology
The kinematics of feeding in the gekkotan lizard Phelsuma madagascariensis (Scleroglossa) was investigated using high-speed cinematography (200-300 frames s(-)(1)) and X-ray films (64 frames s(-)(1)). Qualitative kinematic analysis of the head and jaw displacement of the prey to (capture) and within (reduction, transport, swallowing, licking) the buccal cavity are compared for two types of prey (crickets and mealworms) in 30 feeding sequences from four individuals. Maximal displacement of… CONTINUE READING

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