Partial tail loss has no severe effects on energy stores and locomotor performance in a lacertid lizard, Takydromus septentrionalis

@article{Lin2005PartialTL,
  title={Partial tail loss has no severe effects on energy stores and locomotor performance in a lacertid lizard, Takydromus septentrionalis},
  author={Zhi-Hua Lin and Xiang Ji},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2005},
  volume={175},
  pages={567-573}
}
Many species of lizards use caudal autotomy as a defense strategy to avoid predation, but tail loss entails costs. These topics were studied experimentally in the northern grass lizard, Takydromus septentrionalis. We measured lipids in the three-tail segments removed from each of the 20 experimental lizards (adult females) initially having intact tails to… CONTINUE READING