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dc.contributor.authorMatias, Nathalia Rochapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorVerrastro Viñas, Laurapt_BR
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-28T02:46:51Zpt_BR
dc.date.issued2018pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn0101-8175pt_BR
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10183/180796pt_BR
dc.description.abstractStudies on the thermal biology of fossorial reptiles that examine the relationship between the body temperature and thermal environment are needed to determine the extent of their thermoregulation abilities. This study assessed the thermal biology of Amphisbaena munoai Klappenbach, 1969 in the rocky fields of the Rio Grande do Sul and in the laboratory. The body temperature of most individuals was between 24 and 30 °C, both in the field (n = 81) and laboratory (n = 19). More individuals were caught in winter (n = 55) and spring (n = 60) than in summer (n = 25) and fall (n = 45), and in spring, individuals showed similar nocturnal and diurnal activities. In the laboratory, we found individuals with body temperatures up to 5 °C higher than the ambient temperature (n = 4), suggesting that some physiological mechanisms participate in the thermoregulation of these animals. Amphisbaena munoai is a thigmothermic species that is capable of actively regulating its temperature by selecting microhabitats such that its various activities occur within an ideal temperature range. This study is the first to evaluate the effect of seasonality and diurnal and nocturnal variations on the thermoregulation of an amphisbaenid.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfpt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofRevista Brasileira de Zoologia. São Paulo, SP. Vol. 35, (Mar. 2018), e24574, p. 1-9pt_BR
dc.rightsOpen Accessen
dc.subjectAmphisbaeniansen
dc.subjectAmphisbaena munoaipt_BR
dc.subjectAmphisbaenidaept_BR
dc.subjectMicrohabitaten
dc.subjectSeasonalen
dc.subjectTermorregulação : Fisiologiapt_BR
dc.subjectThermoregulationen
dc.titleThermal biology of Amphisbaena munoai (Saquamata : Amphisbaenidae)pt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.identifier.nrb001066910pt_BR
dc.type.originNacionalpt_BR


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