Salt excretion in a beach lizard (Ameiva quadrilineata, Teiidae)

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dc.contributor.author Hillman, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.author Pough, F. Harvey en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-28T15:12:07Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-08-28T15:12:07Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1976-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology 109N2 (1976) 169-175 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1432-136X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2517 en_US
dc.description.abstract The teiid lizardAmeiva quadrilineata has a nasal salt gland that responds to NaCl loading by increasing excretion of Na+ (from 1.12 to 2.63 uM/100 gh), K+ (from 0.14 to 2.43 uM/100 gh), and Cl– (from 1.10 to 5.47 uM/100 gh). For salt-loaded lizards these values represent 47% of the total excretion of Na+, 35% for K+, and 87% for Cl–. The lizards forage on beaches and their diet includes large numbers of amphipods (Talorchestia) which are approximately twice as salty as the lizards' body fluids. All of the ingested Na+ and K+ can be excreted through the cloaca, but extra-renal excretion of Cl– is probably important to the lizards under natural conditions. en_US
dc.format.extent 43151 bytes en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer: Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology en_US
dc.subject Beach lizards en_US
dc.subject Body fluids en_US
dc.subject Salt excretion en_US
dc.title Salt excretion in a beach lizard (Ameiva quadrilineata, Teiidae) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00689416

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