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dc.contributor.authorZambrano, Ramón H.
dc.contributor.authorGuerrero Casado, José
dc.contributor.authorCenteno, Víctor A.
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Tortosa, Francisco
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-05T10:18:55Z
dc.date.available2022-09-05T10:18:55Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10396/23830
dc.description.abstractCircadian rhythms of Neotropical lizards have been poorly studied, which represents a problem when designing ecological studies or monitoring such species based on direct observations. In this work, 1000 m-long transects were established in an agroecosystem area of the Ecuadorian coast region to study the activity patterns of Stenocercus iridescens. The number of individuals (as a response variable) was correlated with local weather conditions: temperature, precipitation, and heliophany (duration of the solar brightness). We carried out the study in both dry and rainy seasons, and during different time ranges. The time range in which the transects were performed was the most important predictor, and the activity peak was established between 16:00 h and 18:00 h. Heliophany negatively affected lizard activity, but only on the days with higher heliophany during the dry season, whereas temperature was not a significant predictor. Our results suggest that in an area where temperature is relatively constant and the solar radiation is high, particularly during the dry season, the heliophany (an indirect measure of solar radiation) can affect ectotherm activity patterns more than temperature, particularly in open habitats such as agroecosystems.es_ES
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dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.rightshttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/es_ES
dc.sourceDiversity 14(8), 662 (2022)es_ES
dc.subjectCircadian rhythmses_ES
dc.subjectSpecies richnesses_ES
dc.subjectThermoregulationes_ES
dc.subjectAgroecosystemses_ES
dc.subjectReptileses_ES
dc.titleActivity Patterns of Stenocercus iridescens in an Ecuadorian Coastal Agroecosystem: Is Temperature Important?es_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.3390/d14080662es_ES
dc.relation.projectIDJunta de Andalucía. 1264483-Res_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES


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