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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/202416
Description: Spatial cognition is predicted to be a fundamental component of fitness in many lizard species, and yet some studies suggest that it is relatively slow and inflexible. However, such claims are based o ... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/183171
Description: Shared ecological resources such as burrow complexes can set the stage for social groupings and the evolution of more complex social behavior such as parental care. Paternity testing is increasingly r ... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/203487
Description: We studied spatial clustering and activity patterns in the common Barking Gecko (Ptenopus garrulus garrulus) over the course of a breeding season in southern Africa. Only some populations exhibited si ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/142329
Description: In externally fertilizing animals in which females mate with multiple males at the same time (simultaneous polyandry), the possibility that females accrue genetic benefits that improve offspring viabi ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/141566
Description: Progress in developing animal communication theory is frequently constrained by a poor understanding of sensory systems. For example, while lizards have been the focus of numerous studies in visual si ... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137708
Description: Understanding what constrains signalling and maintains signal honesty is a central theme in animal communication. Clear cases of dishonest signalling, and the conditions under which they are used, rep ... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/141002
Description: We investigated the effects of human disturbance and attitudes on the density of the tree agama Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis in a densely populated rural settlement in South Africa. In this env ... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137705
Description: We investigated the thermoregulatory abilities and behavior of Pseudocordylus melanotus melanotus (Drakensberg crag lizard) in terms of the relationship between the operative temperature (Te), selecte ... More
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Date: 2008
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137249
Description: The Concho Water Snake (Nerodia harteri paucimaculata) is confined to the Concho-Colorado River valley of central Texas, thereby occupying one of the smallest geographic ranges of any North American s ... More
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Date: 2008
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137868
Description: A crucial problem for most animals is how to deal with multiple types of predator, which differ in their sensory capabilities and methods of prey detection. For animals capable of rapid colour change, ... More
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Date: 2008
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137101
Description: In many animals females mate with multiple males during a single breeding season (polyandry), but the benefits of this mating system remain poorly understood. One hypothesis is that polyandry ensures ... More
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Date: 2007
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137113
Description: Aggregations are a common feature of many species although for most taxa, the mechanisms underlying these aggregations are poorly understood. The Augrabies Flat Lizard (Platysaurus broadleyi) is a sex ... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137861
Description: We examined 170 museum specimens of the southern African gekkonid lizard Homopholis wahlbergii, to quantify sexual dimorphism, male and female reproductive cycles and diet. The largest male and female ... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137878
Description: Escape theory predicts that flight initiation distance increases with fitness costs of not fleeing and decreases with cost of escaping. Habitat structure may affect aspects of escape such as routes an ... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/137688
Description: 1.An organism's thermal tolerance to the environment may indicate a thermal limit to its geographical distribution.2.We measured the lower critical minimum (CTMin) and lower lethal temperature in the ... More
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