Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Patterns of plant visitation by nectar-feeding lizards

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Foraging
  • Lizard
  • Nectarivory
  • Gecko Hoplodactylus
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Reptiles_v2b_00654
Auteur(s)
  • Douglas A. Eifler
Affiliation(s)
  • Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 02138, Cambridge, MA, USA
Résumé

Geckos in the genus Hoplodactylus visit flowers to feed on nectar. I examined the patterns of flower visitation exhibited by two gecko species (H. maculatus and H. duvauceli) having access to two plant species: pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa: Myrtaceae) and flax (Phormium tenax: Agavaceae). Individual geckos were not observed to visit both plant species; individuals visiting flax tended to revisit the same plant. Geckos visiting pohutukawa were larger than those visiting flax and exhibited an early night peak in plant visitation, while lizards on flax displayed a more even pattern of activity throughout the night. On flax, geckos were more likely to be found on plants with a greater number of male flowers. Male flax flowers were of greater diameter than female flowers and produced nectar at higher rates and with greater concentrations of sugars. Experimental manipulation of pohutukawa nectar volumes suggested that the distribution of geckos is influenced by the pattern of nectar availability.

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 - ethologie animale
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
CE73FD8BC532F050D260943A450FEFD66B7534DB
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1995
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.849
Sous-corpus
  • Reptiles
Type de publication
Journal
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