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Running: An Escape Strategy Enhanced by Autotomy

Christopher B. Daniels
Herpetologica
Vol. 39, No. 2 (Jun., 1983), pp. 162-165
Published by: Allen Press on behalf of the Herpetologists' League
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3892556
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Running: An Escape Strategy Enhanced by Autotomy
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Abstract

Time trials indicated that the speed of the quadrupedal gecko Phyllodactylus marmoratus nearly doubled after autotomy, a result contrary to earlier work on bipedal lizards.

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