Water loss, desiccation tolerance, and survival under desiccating conditions in 11 species of Caribbean Anolis

@article{Hillman1977WaterLD,
  title={Water loss, desiccation tolerance, and survival under desiccating conditions in 11 species of Caribbean Anolis},
  author={Stanley S. Hillman and George C. Gorman},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1977},
  volume={29},
  pages={105-116}
}
1. Rates of water loss and tolerance to desiccation were examined in 11 species of Caribbean Anolis and the Sonoran desert iguanid lizard, Urosaurus ornatus. 2. Rates of water loss ranged from 0.07% body wt/h (A. bonairensis) to 0.43% body wt/h (A. distichus). 3. There were significant correlations between habitat rainfall and both the rates of water loss (P<0.005) and the maximum time of survival (LTmax) (P<0.01) for the 11 species of Anolis. Species from areas of low rainfall generally had… CONTINUE READING
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