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Acta universitaria

versión On-line ISSN 2007-9621versión impresa ISSN 0188-6266

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ARNAUD, Gustavo et al. Thermal ecology of the Rattlesnake Crotalus catalinensis from Santa Catalina Island, Gulf of California. Acta univ [online]. 2018, vol.28, n.6, pp.39-46. ISSN 2007-9621.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15174/au.2018.1667.

The body temperature of the Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis) is reported for the first time. C. catalinensis presented a broad range of body temperature (13.6 °C - 38.2 °C ; X - = 25.9 °C; N = 65). The interval substrate temperature associated with the snakes is between 14.8 °C and 37.9 °C, while the ambient temperature ranges from 16.4 °C to 36.2 °C. A higher correlation was found between body temperature and substrate. No significant differences between sexes were observed. The lower active temperature recorded was during March (14.0 °C - 23.7 °C), while the highest temperature occurred in November (19.4 °C - 39.6 °C). The relative humidity recorded was between 53.15% and 77.32%. The open ground habitat without vegetation was the most frequented by snakes. It had been reported that C. catalinensis presented diurnal and nocturnal habits; however, we found that it exhibited only nocturnal habits, even during winter periods. C. catalinensis exhibited, like other rattlesnakes, thermo-conformist behavior, its body temperature correlating with soil temperature; however, the question about whether other rattlesnakes’ pattern of activity is also influenced by relative humidity as it did with C. catalinensis (which is an island species) arises.

Palabras llave : Crotalus catalinensis; reptile; thermoregulation; Santa Catalina Island.

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