The pursuit deterrent function of tail-wagging in the zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides).
Table 1--Measurements of body and tail for the zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides).
MATERIALS AND METHODS--We captured, measured, and observed behavior of zebra-tailed lizards during 23 March--2 April 2004 in the vicinity of Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico (28[degrees]51'N, 112[degrees]01'W).
The zebra-tailed lizard
, Callisaurus draconoides, is a medium-sized (55-75 millimeters snout-vent length) inhabitant of North American deserts (Asplund, 1967; Vitt and Ohmart, 1977; Stebbins, 1985).