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1 March 2014 Thermoregulation by a population of Aspidoscelis calidipes from Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico
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We evaluated the influence of sex and environmental temperature on thermoregulation by Aspidoscelis calidipes from Apatzingán, Mexico. Range of body temperature was 32.6–44.6°C with a mean (±1 SD) of 40.44 ± 2.55°C, which is one of the highest recorded for the genus Aspidoscelis. Body temperature did not vary as a function of sex and was strongly associated with environmental temperature (temperature of air and substrate) which may be due to territoriality.
Martha Anahí Güizado-Rodríguez, Lorena Reyes-Vaquero and Gustavo Casas-Andreu "Thermoregulation by a population of Aspidoscelis calidipes from Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico," The Southwestern Naturalist 59(1), (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1894/N08-FJRR-04.1
Received: 12 March 2013; Accepted: 1 May 2013; Published: 1 March 2014
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