Dipsosaurus dorsalis


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Noun1.Dipsosaurus dorsalis - small long-tailed lizard of arid areas of southwestern United States and northwestern MexicoDipsosaurus dorsalis - small long-tailed lizard of arid areas of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
Dipsosaurus, genus Dipsosaurus - desert iguanas
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The effect of temperature on digestive efficiency in the herbivorous lizard Dipsosaurus dorsalis.
The ecology of the desert iguana Dipsosaurus dorsalis.
In the desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis, for example, the height of the hip at the time of footfall increases significantly with increased speed (Fieler and Jayne, 1998).
Dipsosaurus dorsalis, Gambelia copei, Sceloporus zosteromus, Urosaurus nigricaudus, Uta stansburiana, Phyllodactylus xanti, Cnemidophorus hyperythrus, Cnemidophorus tigris, Chilominescus stramenius, Masticophis fuliginosus, Pituophis vertebralis, Crotalus enyo.
Muth (unpublished data cited in Porter and Tracy [1983]) came to a similar conclusion when Dipsosaurus dorsalis, a sympatric, herbivorous lizard also in Iguanidae, raised in the laboratory, reached size of sexual maturity and produced viable offspring in 7 mo, vs.
Milestead (1970) reported greater home range overlap in areas of high population density than in areas of low density in Sceloporus merriami, and Krekorian (1976) has shown a presumably temporary switch to hierarchical behavior in the otherwise territorial Dipsosaurus dorsalis following catastrophic declines in food availability.