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Discrimination of prey, but not plant, chemicals by actively foraging, insectivorous lizards, the lacertid Takydromus sexlineatus and the teiid Cnemidophorus gularis


, : Discrimination of prey, but not plant, chemicals by actively foraging, insectivorous lizards, the lacertid Takydromus sexlineatus and the teiid Cnemidophorus gularis. Journal of Chemical Ecology 26(7): 1623-1634

We studied chemosensory responses to chemicals from prey and palatable plants in two species of actively foraging, insectivorous lizards. Both the lacertid Takydromus sexlineatus and the teiid Cnemidophorus gularis exhibited strong responses to prey chemicals, but not to plant chemicals.

Accession: 003408198

DOI: 10.1023/a:1005534828701

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