Bruce Jayne

Videos of Vertebrate Movement & Animal Behavior

In the table below, click on the format of video file of that you wish to download. .gif = animated gif, .avi = MS video for windows, .mov = quicktime (often best for MAC) .mpg = mpeg has by far the smallest file size but it often requires a plug-in to be played in many browsers . More recent videos may be in either the .wmv or .f4v formats, and they may be quite large.

Note most files are quite large (>1MB) and require considerable time to download. Many browsers can play animated gif files with a minimum of fuss. Clicking or double-clicking on the image may be required to start and stop the animation. The animation playback speeds are highly dependent on the software and hardware that you are using. For example, I am aware that some of the files only advance one image every 5 seconds or so. Alternatively, you can download one of the files from my web site and then use the windows multimedia player or quick time to view the video independent of your web browser.

Many images were obtained with high-speed video cameras with imaging rates of 200- 500 per second. Hence, the video clips will normally appear to be much slower than the actual speeds. Species are arranged alphabetically by their scientific names. Additional information for each video clip can be obtained by clicking on the read hyperlink in the same row as the video of interest.

See my research interests research highlights and publications for additional information.

This site will be under construction for quite a while as I continue to build up the library of video clips, so come back for visits at regular intervals.

Some of this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers: IOS–0843197, ITN-0087863, IBN 99-83003, IBN 95-14585 and BIR 9217409. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of Bruce Jayne and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Videos from my Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/jaynebc1) have audio:

Species Behavior Click here to play
SNAKES    
Boa constrictor Climbing ropes
(supplement for J. Exp. Biol)
Boa constrictor
Wobbly locomotion on a wire
(dancing snakes?)
Boiga irregularis
(brown tree snake)
Locomotion across gaps
Chrysopelea paradisi
(paradise tree snake)
Jumping across a gap
Elaphe gutatta
(corn snake)
Locomotion on narrow and cylindrical surfaces
Fordonia leucobalia
(crab eating snake)
Eating (hard-shelled) crab
Gerarda prevostiana
(Gerard's water snake)
Taking bites while eating a soft-shelled crab
LIZARDS    
Callisaurus draconoides
(zebra tail lizard)
Phrynosoma platyrhinos
(horned lizard)
Uma scoparia
(fringe toed lizard)
Sand swimming locomotion
Callisaurus draconoides
(zebra tail lizard)
High speed bipedal running
Physignathus cocincinusa
(water dragon)
Eating cricket
OTHER VERTEBRATES    
Rhacophorus reinwardtii
(gliding tree frog)
Jumping
INVERTEBRATES    
Thalissina anomala
(mud lobster)
Burrowing in mud

Videos below not from my Youtube channel have a variety of formats and most lack audio.

These videos generally have higher resolution than their equivalent version on Youtube.

pecies Behavior Read About File Name Download
file format (size)
LIZARDS
Brown anole
(Anolis sagrei)
climbing 1 cm perch
45 degree uphill
57 cm/sec
read as19_01_45 .avi (4.8MB)
Brown anole
(Anolis sagrei)
climbing 3 cm perch
45 degree uphill
64 cm/sec
read as19_03_45 .avi (5.3MB)
Brown anole
(Anolis sagrei)
climbing 6 cm perch
45 degree uphill
53 cm/sec
read as19_06_45 .avi (5.9MB)
Brown anole
(Anolis sagrei)
climbing 10 cm perch
45 degree uphill
65 cm/sec
read as19_10_45 .avi (5.5MB)
Brown anole
(Anolis sagrei)
climbing flat surface
45 degree uphill
55 cm/sec
read as19_flat_45 .avi (4.0MB)
Brown anole
(Anolis sagrei)
male dewlap
display
.mpg (3.5MB)
Zebra tail lizard
(Callisaurus draconoides)
bipedal running
horizontal treadmill
530 cm/sec
read cdL530L .gif (1.1MB) .avi (1.1MB) .mov (1.1MB)
Western whiptail
(Cnemidophorus tigris )
quadrupedal running
horizontal treadmill
303 cm/sec
read ctL303q .avi (0.8MB)
Western whiptail
(Cnemidophorus tigris )
bipedal running
horizontal treadmill
343 cm/sec
read ctL343b .gif (0.7MB) .avi (0.8MB) .mov (0.8MB) .mpg (29kB)
Desert iguana
(Dipsosaurus dorsalis)
quadrupedal running
horizontal treadmill
250 cm/sec
read ddL250L .gif (1.6MB) .avi (1.6MB) .mov (1.6MB)
Desert iguana
(Dipsosaurus dorsalis)
quadrupedal running
uphill 30 degrees
250 cm/sec
read ddL250u .gif (0.9MB) .avi (1.3MB) .mov (1.3MB) .mpg (54kB)
Desert iguana
(Dipsosaurus dorsalis)
quadrupedal running
downhill 30 degrees
250 cm/sec
read ddL250d .gif (0.9MB) .avi (1.2MB) .mov (1.2MB) .mpg (53kB)
Desert iguana
(Dipsosaurus dorsalis)
quadrupedal running
horizontal treadmill
351 cm/sec
read ddL350 .gif (0.9MB) .avi (1.1MB) .mov (1.1MB) .mpg (48kB)
Desert iguana
(Dipsosaurus dorsalis)
bipedal running
horizontal treadmill
401 cm/sec
read ddL400b .gif (0.7MB) .avi (0.9MB) .mov (0.9MB) .mpg (47kB)
Desert horned lizard
(Phrynosoma platyrhinos)
quadrupedal running
horizontal treadmill
245 cm/sec
read ppL245 .gif (0.9MB) .avi (1.1MB) .mov (1.1MB) .mpg (48kB)
Fringe-toed lizard
(Uma scoparia)
quadrupedal running
horizontal treadmill
370 cm/sec
read usL370q .gif (0.7MB) .avi (0.8MB) .mov (0.8MB) .mpg (32kB)
Fringe-toed lizard
(Uma scoparia)
bipedal running
horizontal treadmill
390 cm/sec
read usL390b .gif (1.0MB) .avi (1.2MB) .mov (1.2MB) .mpg (42kB)
animation of
femur retraction
read retra .gif (67kB) .avi (0.6MB)
animation of
femur rotation
read diproa .gif (50kB) .avi (0.5MB)
animation of
pelvic rotation
read dipprota .gif (40kB) .avi (0.5MB)
animation of
pelvic rotation+
femur retraction+
femur rotation
read reropr .gif (16kB) .avi (0.2MB)
fast3_seq015.avi (137MB)
        fast3_seq004_dip_bipedal.avi (31MB)
        tape75_seq10_final.avi (58MB)
        tape_fast3_seq19_short2.avi (67MB)

SNAKES        
Boa constrictor
(Boa constrictor )
climbing compliant thin ropes     .wmv (5 MB)
Gerard's water snake
(Gerarda prevostiana )
feeding
(tearing apart)
soft-shelled crab
read gerarda_feed2 .mpg (8.3MB)
Corn snake
(Elaphe g. guttata)
horizontal concertina locomotion
2.8 cm diameter perch
read Eg04_00_028mm .avi (24.9MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
straight up
  BTS_8_12_2_90up_combined_final .wmv (7 MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
"crawl" behavior
lateral view
  gap_9_07_02_67cm_lat MS DV.avi (21MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
"crawl" behavior
dorsal view
  gap_9_07_02_67cm_dors MS DV.avi (22MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
"lunge" behavior
lateral view
  gap_8_24_03_52cm_lat MS DV.avi (128MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
"lunge" behavior
dorsal view
  gap_8_24_03_52cm_dors MS DV.avi (107MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
largest gap/snake length
smallest snake
lateral view
  gap_8_24_10_27cm_lat MS DV.avi (107MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
largest gap residual value
lateral view
  gap_9_07_03_69cm_lat MS DV.avi (27MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
largest gap residual value
lateral view
  gap_9_07_03_69cm_dors MS DV.avi (27MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
largest gap
lateral view
  gap_9_08_01_81cm_lat MS DV.avi (27MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
largest snake
lateral view
  gap_9_08_02_78cm_lat MS DV.avi (56MB)
Brown Treesnake
(Boiga irregularis)
gap-bridging
largest snake
dorsal view
  gap_9_08_02_78cm_dors MS DV.avi (60MB)
Red rat (corn) snake
(Elaphe guttatta)
arboreal locomotion and crawling on narrow surfaces   Elaphe_narrow_surfaces .wmv (32 MB)
Chionactis sand locomotion     avi (17MB)
         
FISH        
         
INVERTEBRATES        
Scolopendra centipede locomotion 1     avi (34 MB)
Scolopendra centipede locomotion 2     avi (45MB)