Morphological correlates of burst speed and field movement patterns: the behavioural adjustment of locomotion in wall lizards (Podarcis muralis)

@article{Braa2003MorphologicalCO,
  title={Morphological correlates of burst speed and field movement patterns: the behavioural adjustment of locomotion in wall lizards (Podarcis muralis)},
  author={F. Bra{\~n}a},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={80},
  pages={135-146}
}
  • F. Braña
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Biological Journal of The Linnean Society
  • Locomotion of lizards has clear morphological determinants and is important for developing activities such as feeding, social interaction and predator avoidance. Thus, morphological variation is believed to have fitness consequences through affecting locomotor performance. This paper firstly evaluates the dependence of burst speed on morphology, and secondly examines the movement patterns of free-ranging undisturbed wall lizards (Podarcis muralis) engaged in several kinds of activity. Body size… CONTINUE READING
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