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McKeehan, A. & Sievert, L. M. (1996) The effect of shielding the parietal eye of Podarcis muralis on behavioral thermoregulation. Journal of Thermal Biology, 21 397–401. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1016/S0306-4565(96)00027-7
BibTeX citation key: McKeehan1996
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Categories: Englisch = English
Keywords: Parietalorgan = Parietal Organ, Sehvermögen = Visual Perception
Creators: McKeehan, Sievert
Collection: Journal of Thermal Biology
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Abstract
1. Body temperatures (Tbs) and thermoregulatory precision of 7 sham shielded and 7 parietal eye shielded Podarcis muralis were measured in a linear thigmothermal gradient over a 24 h period.
2. Shielding the parietal eye did not alter the mean Tb selected over the 24 h period.
3. Both groups selected Tbs that did not differ between photophase and scotophase.
4. Shielding the parietal eye did not influence thermoregulatory precision when measured over the 12 h of photophase, but from 0600–1200 h EST parietal eye shielded lizards thermoregulated more precisely than sham shielded lizards.

Author Keywords: Behavioral thermoregulation; Podarcis; lizard; parietal eye; thermoregulatory precision
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