Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Reproductive and feeding ecology of the amphisbaenian Anops kingii in east-central Argentina

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Amphibia-Reptilia

The reproductive and feeding ecology of Anops kingii was studied at the pampas mountain range of Argentina. Reproduction occurred from late winter (July) to early summer (December). Mean clutch size, based on the number of oviductal eggs, ranged from 2 to 4 eggs (x¯= 3), whereas mean clutch size based on the number of yolked follicles was 2.2 eggs. Adult females were significantly larger than males and all male individuals had conspicuous precloacal pores, whereas all females lacked them. Diet was not diverse and consisted mainly of coleopteran larvae. Foraging activity decreased during the coldest months of the year. Individuals were found under large rocks predominantly during winter and spring. This seasonal pattern of activity near the surface would seem to be related more to thermoregulatory than to trophic requirements.

Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/15685380152770408
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/15685380152770408
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/15685380152770408
2001-10-01
2016-12-11

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Amphibia-Reptilia — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation