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Latitudinal trends in thermal traits in a clade of small reptilian ectotherms

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Title
Latitudinal trends in thermal traits in a clade of small reptilian ectotherms
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2015-07-06
Date Record Modified
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Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2012 to 2014
Time Period
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Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    This data set contains comprehensive information on latitudinal variation in several physiological and behavioural traits within and among thirteen species of lizards (rainbow skinks) from Eastern Australia. Traits included are metabolic rate, water loss rate, preferred body temperature, lower and upper temperature tolerance limits and endurance at different temperatures.

  2. Type: full

    This is a comprehensive data set on intra- and interspecific latitudinal variation in thermal traits in a clade of small ectotherms from Eastern Australia (genera Carlia and Lygisaurus). It includes data on metabolic rate, water loss rate, preferred body temperature, thermoregulatory precision, critical thermal minimum and maximum temperatures and performance at different temperatures in individuals of 13 different species with different latitudinal range position and range extent. For wide ranging species, several populations from different latitudes are included. The data set also includes calibration data on the lag of body temperature behind air temperature in experiments on critical thermal limits and information on the phylogeny of the study species, based on a previously published phylogeny (Pyron et al. 2013, see data set for full reference). The data was collected at James Cook University, Cairns QLD, Australia, as part of a PhD project from 2012 to 2014. Animals were collected along the Australian East Coast from locations between Canberra and Lockhart River. Detailed methodologies can be found in the related PhD thesis and publication.

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  1. Aggregated by: Miss Anna Pintor , anna.pintor1@jcu.edu.au , Discipline of Zoology & Tropical Ecology, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  2. Associated with: Prof Andrew Krockenberger , andrew.krockenberger@jcu.edu.au , Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, Discipline of Zoology & Tropical Ecology, Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  3. Associated with: Prof Linda Schwarzkopf , lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au , Discipline of Zoology & Tropical Ecology, Research & Innovation, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change
Primary Contact
Miss Anna Pintor, anna.pintor1@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Andrew Krockenberger , andrew.krockenberger@jcu.edu.au
  2. Prof Linda Schwarzkopf , lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060604 - Comparative Physiology (060604)
  2. 060303 - Biological Adaptation (060303)
  3. 060806 - Animal Physiological Ecology (060806)
  4. 060302 - Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  2. 960305 - Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
Keywords
  1. climatic variability
  2. species distributions
  3. latitudinal climate gradients
  4. thermal traits
  5. environmental tolerances
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY-NC-SA: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 AU
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Access Rights/Conditions
Please contact the data manager or nominated primary contact to negotiate access to this data. If you have difficulty, please contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Stored At
Tropical Data Hub - eResearch Centre, James Cook University Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Citation
Cite:
Pintor, A.; Krockenberger, A.; Schwarzkopf, L. (2015). Latitudinal trends in thermal traits in a clade of small reptilian ectotherms. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/55B59232DCAF4
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/55B59232DCAF4