Zoology Ethology ZET013


Many lizard species voluntarily break their tail. This behavior is called autotomy, and is used as an antipredator tactic. Such a lizard often autotomizes its tail when the tail is bitten by a predator such as a snake. While the snake is swallowing the autotomized tail, the lizard is able to escape and seek refuge.



Prefecture Kyoto Use of Microscope Don't Use
Region Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University Use of Automatic Shooting Devices Don't Use
Shooting Date 2012 Use of Fluorescent Probe Don't Use
Shooting Time 14:13 Use of Infrared Don't Use
Photographer Akira MORI Shooting Interval (Sec.) ---
Copyright Holder Akira MORI Shooting Speed 標準

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