• Biology
  • Published 1970

METABOLIC SCOPE AND BODY TEMPERATURES OF WHIPTAIL LIZARDS (CNEMIDOPHORUS)

@inproceedings{Asplund1970METABOLICSA,
  title={METABOLIC SCOPE AND BODY TEMPERATURES OF WHIPTAIL LIZARDS (CNEMIDOPHORUS)},
  author={Kenneth K. Asplund},
  year={1970}
}
Oxygen consumption and body temperatures were measured in active and resting whiptail lizards (Teiidae, Cnemidophorus). When active near the eccritic body temperature, whiptails (1) consume over 2 cc 02 per gram-hour, more than a resting mammal of the same size, and (2) attain body temperatures 1-2 C above ambient if they weigh 80-100 g. These proper- ties of whiptail lizards are similar to but much greater than those of varanid lizards. Thermogenesis could play a role in the thermal ecology… CONTINUE READING

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