Optimal foraging of a herbivorous lizard, the green iguana in a seasonal environment

  title={Optimal foraging of a herbivorous lizard, the green iguana in a seasonal environment},
  author={W. D. Lichtenbelt},
  • W. D. Lichtenbelt
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Oecologia
  • Food selection was studied in free living green iguanas (Iguana iguana) throughout the year in a semiarid environment, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles). Food intake was determined by direct observations and converted into biomass intake. Comparison between intake and biomass availability of the various food items revealed that the lizards were selective, and that changes in seasonal food availability led to periodic switching of food plants. The extent to which nutrient constraints determine… CONTINUE READING
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