The ecology of the desert iguana Dipsosaurus
Bufo punctatus, Callisaurus draconoides, Dipsosaurus
dorsalis, Gambelia copei, Sceloporus zosteromus, Urosaurus nigricaudus, Uta stansburiana, Coleonyx variegatus, Phyllodactylus xanti, Cnemidophorus hyperythrus, Cnemidophorus tigris, Eridiphas slevini, Masticophis fuliginosus, Pituophis vertebralis.
Muth (unpublished data cited in Porter and Tracy ) came to a similar conclusion when Dipsosaurus
dorsalis, a sympatric, herbivorous lizard also in Iguanidae, raised in the laboratory, reached size of sexual maturity and produced viable offspring in 7 mo, vs.
Physiological ecology of desert iguana (Dipsosaurus
dorsalis) eggs: Temperature and water relations.
Estimation of the metabolic rate of the desert iguana (Dipsosaurus
dorsalis) by a radionuclide technique.
Muth (1980) found similar results in incubation of Dipsosaurus
Ctenosaura hemilopha, Dipsosaurus
dorsalis, Sceloporus hunsakerii, Sceloporus sp., and Uta stansburiana).
Home range size and overlap and their relationship to food abundance in the Desert Iguana, Dipsosaurus
In the desert iguana, Dipsosaurus
dorsalis, for example, the height of the hip at the time of footfall increases significantly with increased speed (Fieler and Jayne, 1998).
1986) and particularly the desert iguana Dipsosaurus
dorsalis (40 [degrees]-42 [degrees] C, DeWitt 1967) have higher body temperatures.
Phylogeographic histories of representative herpetofauna of the desert southwest: Mitochondrial DNA variation in the chuckwalla (Sauromelas obesus) and desert iguana (Dipsosaurus
Milestead (1970) reported greater home range overlap in areas of high population density than in areas of low density in Sceloporus merriami, and Krekorian (1976) has shown a presumably temporary switch to hierarchical behavior in the otherwise territorial Dipsosaurus
dorsalis following catastrophic declines in food availability.
Postural mechanisms in the behavioral thermoregulation of a desert lizard Dipsosaurus
Muscle composition and its relation to sprint running in the lizard Dipsosaurus
Similarly, some species typical of the Sonoran Desert (e.g., Crotalus cerastes and Dipsosaurus
dorsalis) that occur just west in the neighboring Tucson Mountains do not occur to the east in the Rincon Mountains.