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Phrynosoma hernandesi (Greater Short-Horned Lizard). Commensalism

Herpetological Review
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Abstract

Commensalism is a relationship between two organisms whereby one benefits without negatively affecting the other. Like other horned lizards, Phyrnosoma hernandesi feeds primarily on ants, but will take other insects (Powell and Russell 1983. Can. J. Zool. 62:428–440). Here we describe apparent com-mensalism between P. hernandesi and Lark Buntings (Calamo-spiza melanocorys).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Phrynosoma hernandesi (Greater Short-Horned Lizard). Commensalism
Series title Herpetological Review
Volume 47
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Herpetological Review
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center