Initiation of Escape Behavior by the Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)

@inproceedings{Cooper2010InitiationOE,
  title={Initiation of Escape Behavior by the Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)},
  author={W. Cooper and W. C. Sherbrooke},
  year={2010}
}
  • W. Cooper, W. C. Sherbrooke
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Abstract Horned lizards are difficult to detect because of their cryptic coloration and behavior, but often flee from approaching predators and use specialized behavioral, morphological, and physiological defenses at close quarters. Escape theory predicts that flight initiation distance (predator–prey distance when escape begins) increases as predation risk increases. We predicted that, despite relying on crypsis, Texas horned lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum) would have greater flight initiation… CONTINUE READING
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