oa Madoqua - New data on a sand-shuttling Eye-Popping Lizard
|Article Title||New data on a sand-shuttling Eye-Popping Lizard|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Transvaal Museum, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1970|
|Pages||39 - 44|
|Keyword(s)||Arrangement of scales, Behaviour characteristics, Eye-protrusion, Okondeka, Sand-ducking behaviour, Squirt blood from eyes and Tongue action|
Thirty years elapsed since the discovery of Agama Makarikarica, before it was observed that it displayed a peculiar sand-shuttling behaviour. In thIs paper it is reported that it practices a kind of eye-popping as well. The possibility of an underlying hydraulic mechanism is discussed. A very peculiar distribution pattern in Southern Africa is recorded, together with new distribution records along the Etosha Pan.
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