Responses of Kit Foxes (Vulpes macrotis) to Antipredator Blood-Squirting and Blood of Texas Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum)

@article{Sherbrooke2004ResponsesOK,
  title={Responses of Kit Foxes (Vulpes macrotis) to Antipredator Blood-Squirting and Blood of Texas Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum)},
  author={W. C. Sherbrooke and G. Middendorf},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2004},
  volume={2004},
  pages={652 - 658}
}
  • W. C. Sherbrooke, G. Middendorf
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Copeia
  • Abstract Six related studies were conducted with four captive juvenile Kit Foxes (Vulpes macrotis) to test the hypothesis that blood-squirting from eye-socket tissues by Texas Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum) is a canid antipredator defense. In 16 trials, naive “hungry” foxes killed and ate adult Yarrow's Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus jarrovii; eight of eight trials) slightly more frequently than adult P. cornutum (six of eight trials). Adverse responses by foxes (head shaking) were seen in… CONTINUE READING
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