Bruce Jayne

Uma scoparia

Filename: usl370q
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phrynosomatidae
Species: Uma scoparia (Mojave fringe-toed lizard)

ANIMAL SIZE - Snout-vent length: 6.6 cm Mass: 8.0 g
SPEED - of locomotion: 369 cm/sec of treadmill: 314 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 on a horizontal treadmill.
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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