publication . Article . 2011

Thermal preference, thermal tolerance and the thermal de-pendence of digestive performance in two Phrynocephalus lizards (Agamidae), with a review of species studied

Yanfu QU, Hong LI, Jianfang GAO, Xuefeng XU, Xiang JI;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2011 Journal: Current Zoology (issn: 1674-5507, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract
We reported data on thermal preference, thermal tolerance and the thermal dependence of digestive performance for two Phrynocephalus lizards (P. frontalis and P. versicolor), and compared data among lizards so far studied worldwide. Mean values for selected body temperature (Tsel) and critical thermal maximum (CTMax) were greater in P. versicolor, whereas mean values for critical thermal minimum (CTMin) did not differ between the two species. The two lizards differed in food intake, but not in food passage time, apparent digestive coefficient (ADC) and assimilation efficiency (AE), across the experimental temperatures. Four general conclusions can be drawn from ...
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free text keywords: Lizards, Selected body temperature, Critical thermal limits, Food intake, Food passage time, Apparent digestive, Zoology, QL1-991
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