Prey capture kinematics of ant-eating lizards.

  title={Prey capture kinematics of ant-eating lizards.},
  author={J. Jay Meyers and Anthony Herrel},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={208 Pt 1},
While morphological and behavioral feeding specializations are obvious in many vertebrate groups, among lizards there appear to be few dietary specialists. By comparing the prey capture kinematics and overall feeding behavior in two highly specialized ant-eating lizards (Moloch horridus and Phrynosoma platyrhinos) with those of two closely related dietary generalists (Pogona vitticeps and Uma notata), we investigate whether dietary specialization has been accompanied by changes in the function… CONTINUE READING
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