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IMPORTANCE OF THE TAIL IN ANOLIS CAROLINENSIS FOR CONTROLLING IN-AIR STABILITY
Anolis carolinensis, a species of arboreal lizard, relies on jumping as its principal form of locomotion. Previous studies suggest the importance of tail movements for stabilizing the body in mid-air in the pitch and roll ...
The Effects of Caudal Autotomy on the Kinematics of Anolis carolinensis Running on an Arboreal-Like Substrate
Caudal autotomy is a well-researched predation-escape mechanism used by Anolis lizards. This ‘self-sacrifice’ involves a neuromuscular event in which the tail is severed along an intravertebral fracture plane proximal to ...