western fence lizard


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Noun1.western fence lizard - common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks
fence lizard - spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico
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Geographic variation in the effects of heat exposure on maximum sprint speed and Hsp70 expression in the western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis.
(37) The western fence lizard is an important host for disease-bearing ticks there but is resistant to Bb.
scapularis, and while some lizard species have been shown to be competent reservoirs (Southeastern five-line Skinks, Green Anoles) for Lyme Borrelia, others seem to be refractory (Western Fence Lizard).
In this study, I examined the direct effects of a predator, the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis (Squamata: Iguanidae), on its insect prey (primarily herbivorous grasshoppers; Orthoptera: Acrididae and Tettigonidae), and the indirect effects extended to meadow plants.
In the Western fence lizard, for example, this "eye' is a yellow-white spot that sits in a 1-millimeter opening between the skull bones on the top of the head.
These analyses demonstrate dietary overlap with the native Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis, and Southern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria multicarinata, which also occur in this neighborhood.
For example, Sceloporus occidentalis (western fence lizard) is closely related to S.
Sceloporus occidentalis: preferred body temperature of the western fence lizard. Science 152: 1090-1091.
The Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) can distinguish between potential predators using visual cues about size and movement patterns (Fitch 1940, Fine 1999).
Evolution of thermal physiology and growth rate between populations of the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis).

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