Natural history of Cnemidophorus costatus barrancorum in southeastern Sonora, Mexico

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Title:
Natural history of Cnemidophorus costatus barrancorum in southeastern Sonora, Mexico
Author:
Salmon, Julia Valerie, 1963-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Cnemidophorus costatus barrancorum was studied in the short-tree forest of southeastern Sonora, Mexico from November 1985 to December 1988. Adult females varied in snout-vent length from 71 to 101 mm, while males reached a maximum of 121mm. Ontogenetic change in color-pattern was pronounced, however sexual dimorphism in color-pattern was slight. The mean number of dorsal scales around mid-body was 99.4. Mating occurred in late July. Females laid two clutches of eggs per season, with clutch size varying from 2-8 (X = 4.2). The maximum shelled egg dimensions were 10.5mm x 15.6mm. Hatchlings appeared in early fall, and were surface-active throughout November. Yearlings emerged from hibernation in February-March. Adults were active from mid-spring into September. C. c. barrancorum had a unimodal daily activity pattern, with activity beginning when air temperature exceeded 30°C. The mean body temperature of surface-active animals was 40.0°C.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Cnemidophorus.; Lizards -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lowe, Charles H.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNatural history of Cnemidophorus costatus barrancorum in southeastern Sonora, Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorSalmon, Julia Valerie, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSalmon, Julia Valerie, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCnemidophorus costatus barrancorum was studied in the short-tree forest of southeastern Sonora, Mexico from November 1985 to December 1988. Adult females varied in snout-vent length from 71 to 101 mm, while males reached a maximum of 121mm. Ontogenetic change in color-pattern was pronounced, however sexual dimorphism in color-pattern was slight. The mean number of dorsal scales around mid-body was 99.4. Mating occurred in late July. Females laid two clutches of eggs per season, with clutch size varying from 2-8 (X = 4.2). The maximum shelled egg dimensions were 10.5mm x 15.6mm. Hatchlings appeared in early fall, and were surface-active throughout November. Yearlings emerged from hibernation in February-March. Adults were active from mid-spring into September. C. c. barrancorum had a unimodal daily activity pattern, with activity beginning when air temperature exceeded 30°C. The mean body temperature of surface-active animals was 40.0°C.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCnemidophorus.en_US
dc.subjectLizards -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLowe, Charles H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336901en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22871461en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17516638en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17516626en_US
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