Artículos de revistas
Oxygen-uptake in snakes - is there a reduction in fossorial species
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-physiology. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 107, n. 3, p. 483-485, 1994.
Aarhus University (AU)
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
Oxygen uptake of the fossorial blind snake (Typhlops reticulatus) and the semifossorial coral snake (Micrurus ibiboboca) was measured at 20 and 30 degrees C. Oxygen uptake of blind snakes was within the normal range, whereas oxygen uptake of coral snakes was in the lower end of values reported for snakes. The results do not support the hypothesis of reduced oxygen uptake in fossorial reptiles.