Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Experiments on dispersal: Short-term floatation of insular anoles, with a review of similar abilities in other terrestrial animals

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mammiferes_v2b_01774, Reptiles_v2b_00553
Auteur(s)
  • Amy Schoener 1
  • Thomas W. Schoener 2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) School of Oceanography, University of Washington, 98195, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 2) Department of Zoology, University of California, 95616, Davis, CA, USA
Résumé

The floatation ability of a common Carribean insular lizard, Anolis sagrei, was tested under controlled conditions in a laboratory seawater wave tank. Short-term passive floatation abilities are extensive: all 39 animals survived 1 h, and 30% of those tested were still afloat by 24 h. The survival times for anoles in seawater are much greater than those reported in the literature for the 19 species of small mammals tested in freshwater; only mediumsized mammals have comparable abilities. Floatation, unaided by rafts, is a likely means of dispersal for anoles and perhaps other lizards between nearby islands such as in the Bahamas. The literature on observed overwater dispersal distances in non-volant animals is tabulated; data are rather scarce.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ecologie animale, vegetale et microbienne
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
26E6FF912D69A68E6C2CD1E5E3FEB40B8CDE1F7C
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1984
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.137
Sous-corpus
  • Mammiferes
  • Reptiles
Type de publication
Journal
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