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Diferencias sexuales y etarias en la actividad diaria y estacional de una población de Liolaemus koslowskyi (Liolaemini)

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Cuadernos de Herpetología 24 (2): 71-79, 2010 kozykariski@cenpat.edu.ar

Abstract

The pattern of activity of Liolaemus koslowskyi populations from NE of the La Rioja Province, were studied between October 1998 and April 1999 by performing transects between 08:00 and 19:00 hs. The species present unimodal pattern of activity during both autumn, and spring; and bimodal pattern during summer. In terms of the number of active individuals, there was a significant difference between adults and juveniles in February and April and not there was significant difference between males and females. The males were active at higher temperature ranges than females and juveniles; which could suggest that would be related to territorial defense by males.

Key words:

Patrones de actividad; Liolaemus koslowskyi; Monte; Argentina

Received: Jun. 07, 2010 ▪ Revised: Sep. 09, 2010 ▪ Accepted: Sep. 15, 2010

Associate Editor: F. Lobo
Belver, L.C.; Kozykariski, M.L. & Ávila, L.J. 2010. Diferencias sexuales y etarias en la actividad diaria y estacional de una población de Liolaemus koslowskyi (Liolaemini). Cuadernos de Herpetología 24: 71-79.