The thermal biology of the Phrynocephalus guttatus (Gmelin, 1789) in the Astrakhan region

  • Igor Okstein Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”: State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation — Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (State Organization “ITEP”), 25, Bolshaya Cheryomushkinskaya ul., Moscow, 117218, Russian Federation

Abstract

Thermophysiological (maximum 41,3 °С and minimum 35,7 °С temperature of the full activity, mode thermostabilization range 38–40 °С, mode is 38,6 °C) and thermoecological (voluntary maximum and minimum, preferred temperatures, night temperatures 10–22 °С) activity indices were determined in Ph. guttatus in May. Four general forms of behavior were observed: warming (22,5–36,1 °C), thermostabilizing behavior (35,7–41,0 °C), voluntary overheat (36,0–41,3 °С) and cooling (37,8–29,3 °C). Refs 7. Figs 2. Tables 2.

Keywords:

Phrynocephalus guttatus, Agamidae, thermal biology, general forms of behavior, preferred body temperature

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2016-09-26
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Okstein, I. (2016). The thermal biology of the <em>Phrynocephalus guttatus</em&gt; (Gmelin, 1789) in the Astrakhan region. Biological Communications, (3), 107–112. https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu03.2016.318
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