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Thermal parameters changes in males of Rhinella arenarum (Anura:Bufonidae) related to reproductive periods

dc.creatorSanabria, Eduardo Alfredo
dc.creatorQuiroga, Lorena Beatriz
dc.date2010-05-20
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-03T15:36:29Z
dc.date.available2016-05-03T15:36:29Z
dc.identifierhttp://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/3203
dc.identifier10.15517/rbt.v59i1.3203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/27666
dc.descriptionThe regulation of body temperature in ectotherms has a major impact in their physiological and behavioral processes. Observing changes in thermal parameters related with reproduction allows us to better understand how Rhinella arenarum optimizes a thermal resource. The aim of this study was to compare the thermal parameters of this species between breeding and non-breeding periods. In the field, we recorded the body temperature from captured animals, the air temperature, and the temperature of the substrate. In the laboratory, we measured the temperature R. arenarum selected on a thermal gradient and the critical extreme temperatures. The results of our study show variations in thermal parameters between the two situations studied. This species makes efficient use of thermal resources during the breeding period by basking to significantly increase body temperature. Because calling is energetically costly for males, this behavior results in increased efficiency to callers during the breeding period. Rev. Biol. Trop. 59 (1): 347-353. Epub 2011 March 01.en-US
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherUniversidad de Costa Ricaen-US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2014 International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservationen-US
dc.sourceRevista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Vol. 59 (1) March 2011en-US
dc.sourceRevista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Vol. 59 (1) March 2011es-ES
dc.sourceRevista Biología Tropical; Vol. 59 (1) March 2011pt-PT
dc.source2215-2075
dc.source0034-7744
dc.source10.15517/rbt.v59i1
dc.titleThermal parameters changes in males of Rhinella arenarum (Anura:Bufonidae) related to reproductive periodsen-US
dc.titleThermal parameters changes in males of Rhinella arenarum (Anura:Bufonidae) related to reproductive periodses-ES
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dc.coverageCRCen-US


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