The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.
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Authors: Martin J. Gil, Fatima Guerrero And Valentin Perez-mellado
Abstract: We studied dieI variation in preferred body temperatures (TP) of adult and subadult geckos (Tarentola mauritanica) in a laboratory thermogradient. Overall TP averaged 31 .6°C and is significantly higher that the activity body temperatures recorded in the field. We did not detect differences in TP between adult and subadult lizards. TP varied according to a diel cycle. There was a gradual increase in TP during the afternoon-early evening period, leading to peak values just before the beginning of the night-time activity period. During the subsequent hours, TP s decrease again.