Shortening of egg incubation period when developmental temperature is increased from 28˚C to 32˚C

Value 27 days
Organism Lizard Dipsosaurus dorsalis
Reference Farmer CG. Parental Care: The Key to Understanding Endothermy and Other Convergent Features in Birds and Mammals. Am Nat. 2000 Mar 155(3):326-334. DOI: 10.1086/303323 p.327 right column top paragraphPubMed ID10718729
Primary Source Muth, A. 1980. Physiological ecology of desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) eggs: temperature and water relations. Ecology 61: 1335–1343. Stable URL: link link
Comments P.327 right column top paragraph: "Third, the thermal environment during embryonic development is a determinant of developmental period. For example, an increase in developmental temperature from 28°C to 32°C shortens the incubation period by 27 d in the lizard Dipsosaurus dorsalis (primary source). Incubation period and timing are important because the risk of predation and disease can vary with the incubation period and timing can be important in matching hatching with seasonal food supplies."
Entered by Uri M
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