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Roth, J. J. & Ralph, C. L. (1976) Body temperature of the lizard (Anolis carolinensis): Effect of parietalectomy. Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 198 17–28. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1002/jez.1401980104
BibTeX citation key: Roth1976
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Categories: Englisch = English
Keywords: Echsen = Lizards, Parietalorgan = Parietal Organ, Sehvermögen = Visual Perception
Creators: Ralph, Roth
Collection: Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
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Abstract
Thermal behavior of parietalectomized, sham-parietalectomized or intact lizards (Anolis carolinensis) was recorded in a test chamber containing moving photothermal gradients. Following parietalectomy, animals chose significantly higher temperatures than sham-parietalectomized or intact control animals, which chose lower and statistically identical temperatures. When pre-surgical and post-surgical means are compared within groups, the eccritic temperature was 2.10°C higher following parietalectomy, 0.72°C higher following sham-parietalectomy, and 0.31°C higher in intact controls during the postoperative measurements. The effects of parietalectomy indicate that the parietalpineal complex may be involved in behavioral thermoregulation by precisely regulating exposure to heat sources (e.g., sunlight).
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