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Strike-Induced Chemosensory Searching: Variation Among Lizards

@inproceedings{Ballinger1992StrikeInducedCS,
  title={Strike-Induced Chemosensory Searching: Variation Among Lizards},
  author={R. Ballinger and N. R. Coady and Joseph M. Prokop and J. Lemos-Espinal},
  year={1992}
}
Strike-induced chemosensory searching (SICS) was found in two families of lizards (Teiidae, Anguidae) but not in two other lizard families (Scincidae, Iguanidae). Experiments on another family (Xenosauridae) were inconclusive as to its possession of SICS. The rate of tongue-flicking was signifi­ cantly increased after a simulated prey strike compared to controls in Cnemidophorus sexlineatus and Barisia imbricata. SICS may be part of a complex foraging strategy evolved in certain reptiles rather… Expand

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