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Thermo regulation in pythons part 4 thermo regulation in the papuan new guinean pythons within the genera python liasis and chondropython


Thermo regulation in pythons part 4 thermo regulation in the papuan new guinean pythons within the genera python liasis and chondropython



Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 60(2): 189-195



ISSN/ISBN: 0024-4082

DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1977.tb01026.x

The thermal preference, voluntary maxima and thermal control were studied in the Papuan-New Guinean pythons Python spilotus, P. boeleni, Liasis albertisii, L. papuanus, L. boa and Chondropython viridis. Preferred temperature data were similar for all species and mean preferred head temperatures were lower than those for the body. Preferred and voluntary means generally were higher for the Papuan-New Guinean pythons than those found for Australian species and probably reflect adaptation to hotter tropical environments.

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