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Feeding behaviour in two scleroglossan lizards: Lacerta viridis (Lacertidae) and Zonosaurus laticaudatus (Cordylidae)

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Abstract

This paper deals with a description of feeding phases in the scleroglossan lizard Zonosaurus laticaudatus by using high-speed cinematography. Capture modes are compared with Lacerta viridis. Z. laticaudatus uses the tongue for capturing small prey while both species use jaw prehension for large prey. L. viridis always uses jaw prehension for small prey.

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