oa Madoqua - Physiological and behavioural ecology of the ultrapsammophilous Namib Desert tenebrionid, Lepidochora argentogrisea
|Article Title||Physiological and behavioural ecology of the ultrapsammophilous Namib Desert tenebrionid, Lepidochora argentogrisea|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Departments of ZooIogy, University of Stellenbosch. **University of California, Davis|
|Publication Date||Jan 1970|
|Pages||87 - 95|
|Keyword(s)||Activity rhythms, Detritus, Dune system, Endemic invertebrates, Endogenous enzymes, Faecal material, L. argentogrisea, Lepidochora, Metabolic vials, Osmolality of haemolymph, Oxygen consumption, Palmatogecko rangei lizard, Surface winds, Temperature and Tenebrionid beetles|
The massive dune system of the southern and central Namib Desert supports a varied fauna. Even on the vegetationless dune crests and their slipfaces there lives a variety of endemic invertebrates, tenebrionid beetles in particular, as well as several highly specialized reptiles.
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