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Title: Physiological, ecological, and behavioural correlates of the size of the geographic ranges of sea kraits ('Laticauda'; Elapidae, Serpentes): A critique
Contributor(s): Heatwole, Harold  (author); Lillywhite, Harvey (author); Grech, Alana (author)
Publication Date: 2016-09
Early Online Version: 2016-05-21
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2016.05.003Open Access Link
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Abstract: Recent, more accurate delineation of the distributions of sea kraits and prior dubious use of proxy temperatures and mean values in correlative studies requires re-assessment of the relationships of temperature and salinity as determinants of the size of the geographic ranges of sea kraits. Correcting the sizes of geographic ranges resolved the paradox of lack of correspondence of size of range with degree of terrestrialism, but did not form a definitive test of the theory. Recent ecological, physiological, and behavioural studies provide an example of the kind of approach likely to either validate or refute present theory.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Sea Research, v.115, p. 18-25
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 1873-1414
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 060801 Animal Behaviour
060201 Behavioural Ecology
060304 Ethology and Sociobiology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 310901 Animal behaviour
310301 Behavioural ecology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Environmental and Rural Science

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