Hormonal correlates of the annual cycle of activity and body temperature in the South-American tegu lizard (Salvator merianae).

@article{Zena2019HormonalCO,
  title={Hormonal correlates of the annual cycle of activity and body temperature in the South-American tegu lizard (Salvator merianae).},
  author={Lucas A. Zena and Danielle Dillon and Kathleen E Hunt and Carlos A. Navas and Charles Loren Buck and K{\^e}nia Cardoso B{\'i}cego},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          113295
        }
}
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