Vertebrates from the Barrier Island of Tamaulipas, Mexico

Vertebrates from the Barrier Island of Tamaulipas, Mexico

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"[...]had been inserted. Apparently the pink-orange subcaudal patch of females is present only in the mating season. It was not present on specimens of this species taken by Raun and Wilks on Padre Island, Texas, in autumn, and it is not mentioned in taxonomic descriptions by Axtell (1954) and Smith (1946). Measurements of adult specimens in our series indicate that females are of smaller average size than males, and, as previously noted by Smith (1946:132), females of this species have disproportionately shorter tails than do males (Table 1). Holbrookia propinqua was previously collected on the barrier island by Axtell (1954:31; see also Axtell and Wasserman, 1953:2), who took specimens at Boca Jésus María, at a locality six to seven miles south of Boca Jésus María, and at[...]".show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507534906
  • 9781507534908