Body temperatures (Tbs) of adult ruin lizards, Podarcis sicula, captured near Pisa (Italy) between February and November ranged from 22.4-38.5°C. There were no significant differences between sexes. Mean body temperatures in February-April and November were significantly lower than those recorded from May-October (29.0 and 32.7°C respectively). The overall relationship between Tb and soil temperature at the point of capture (Ts) showed two components. At Ts<28°C there was a highly significant association and 98% of individuals were recorded with Tb>Ts. At Ts> 28°C the association was less clear and Tb<Ts in nearly 30% of lizards. There were diel differences in exposure to sunshine at all seasons; exposure was greatest during the morning after emergence from overnight inactivity and during the late afternoon, least during the mid-day period.

Body temperatures and sunshine exposure of ruin lizards Podarcis sicula in central Italy.

FOA', Augusto Giuseppe Lorenzo;
1992

Abstract

Body temperatures (Tbs) of adult ruin lizards, Podarcis sicula, captured near Pisa (Italy) between February and November ranged from 22.4-38.5°C. There were no significant differences between sexes. Mean body temperatures in February-April and November were significantly lower than those recorded from May-October (29.0 and 32.7°C respectively). The overall relationship between Tb and soil temperature at the point of capture (Ts) showed two components. At Ts<28°C there was a highly significant association and 98% of individuals were recorded with Tb>Ts. At Ts> 28°C the association was less clear and Tb
Tosini, G.; Foa', Augusto Giuseppe Lorenzo; Avery, R. A.
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