oa Madoqua - The influence of constant temperatures upon the circadian rhythm of the Namib Desert Dune Lizard Aporosaura anchietae Bocage
|Article Title||The influence of constant temperatures upon the circadian rhythm of the Namib Desert Dune Lizard Aporosaura anchietae Bocage|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Desert Ecological Research Unit, C.S.I.R. & Professional OFficer, Agricultural and Technical Services, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1973|
|Pages||33 - 41|
|Keyword(s)||Bimodal activity, Daily activity cycle, Endogenous circadian rhythm, Light effect, Light intensity, Modalities, Natural behaviour, Photoelectric cells, Relative humidity, Surface activity, Surface temperatures and Unimodal activity|
The ecology of Aporosaura anchietae Bocage was descriptionbed by Louw and Holm (1971). In that paper it was i.a. pointed out that this lizard is strictly diurnal, ultrapsmmaphilous (Koch, 1961) and sand diving, that it is an opportunistic feeder on wind blown grass seeds and small arthropods, and has a Iarge storage capacity for food and water.
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