Bruce Jayne

Dipsosaurus dorsalis

Filename: ddL250u
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Iguanidae
Species: Dipsosaurus dorsalis (Desert iguana)
ANIMAL SIZE - Snout-vent length: 11.9 cm Mass: 59.5 g
SPEED - of locomotion: 254 cm/sec of treadmill: 253 cm/sec
TEMPERATURE: 35-40 degrees C
Time between successive images of video clip: 0.008 sec

Comments: Right lateral view of lizard running quadrupedally uphill on a treadmill inclined 30 degrees.
Distance between vertical lines in the background grid is 10 cm.
The tread surface is moving opposite to the direction of running. Consequently, movement of the lizard relative to the background is slower than relative to the tread surface.

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