Stable isotope analysis of diet confirms niche separation of two sympatric species of Namib Desert lizard.

@article{Murray2016StableIA,
  title={Stable isotope analysis of diet confirms niche separation of two sympatric species of Namib Desert lizard.},
  author={I. W. Murray and H. M. Lease and R. Hetem and Duncan Mitchell and A. Fuller and S. Woodborne},
  journal={Integrative zoology},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          60-75
        }
}
  • I. W. Murray, H. M. Lease, +3 authors S. Woodborne
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Integrative zoology
  • We used stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen to study the trophic niche of two species of insectivorous lizards, the Husab sand lizard Pedioplanis husabensis and Bradfield's Namib day gecko living sympatrically in the Namib Desert. We measured the δ(13) C and δ(15) N ratios in lizard blood tissues with different turnover times (whole blood, red blood cells and plasma) to investigate lizard diet in different seasons. We also measured the δ(13) C and δ(15) N ratios in available arthropod prey… CONTINUE READING
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