Seasonal and geographic variation in thermal biology of the lizard Microlophus atacamensis (Squamata : Tropiduridae)

Sepúlveda M.; Vidal, MA; Farina, JM; Sabat P.

Abstract

1.We studied physiological thermal adaptation in the lizard Microlophus atacamensis along a latitudinal range.2.Field body temperatures were independent from thermal environmental conditions, and show seasonal, but not geographical differences. Selected body temperature did not differ among localities and seasons, and differs from body temperature in fall, but not in spring. We found no difference among sites for heating and cooling rates.3.Our results suggest that M. atacamensis compensates thermal environmental variation mainly by behavioral means. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Título según WOS: Seasonal and geographic variation in thermal biology of the lizard Microlophus atacamensis (Squamata : Tropiduridae)
Título según SCOPUS: Seasonal and geographic variation in thermal biology of the lizard Microlophus atacamensis (Squamata: Tropiduridae)
Título de la Revista: JOURNAL OF THERMAL BIOLOGY
Volumen: 33
Asunto: 3
Editorial: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Fecha de publicación: 2008-01-01
Página de inicio: 141
Página final: 148
Idioma: English
DOI/URL:

10.1016/j.jtherbio.2007.07.002

Identificador: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2007.07.002
Notas: ISI, SCOPUS