Data from: Hidden in plain sight: how ventral line markings in chameleons may enhance camouflage

Resetarits EJ, Raxworthy CJ

Date Published: August 28, 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.19dj5

 

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Title Behavioral Field Study
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Description Responses to a "predatory threat" by 57 Furcifer viridis and 4 Calumma gastrotaenia specimens collected between 9-19th January 2011 in the Makay Massif, Madagascar at three sites: Antsoha Forest 21.596°S, 45.114°E; Androtsy Forest 21.569°S, 45.076°E; and Ankilytsoky 21.674°S, 44.993°E. Presence or absence of lateral and ventral line markings are recorded for each specimen in addition to their response to a predatory threat.
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Title Image Analyses from Behavioral Study
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Description Chameleons were collected between 9-19th January 2011 in the Makay Massif, Madagascar at three sites: Antsoha Forest 21.596°S, 45.114°E; Androtsy Forest 21.569°S, 45.076°E; and Ankilytsoky 21.674°S, 44.993°E. Video from behavioral trials were used to take snapshots of various chameleon views and analyzed using ImageJ. SVL is the snout-vent length. Specimen is a specific identification number assigned to each specimen that is composed of the date and number.
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Title Full Museum Data
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Description AMNH and USNM museum specimens across Chamaeleonidae were scored for a variety of coloration and line morphological traits. Tubercle size was estimated as none (0), small (S), medium (M), large (L), and ridge (R).
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Resetarits EJ, Raxworthy CJ (2015) Hidden in plain sight: how ventral line markings in chameleons may enhance camouflage. The American Naturalist, online in advance of print. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/684412

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Resetarits EJ, Raxworthy CJ (2015) Data from: Hidden in plain sight: how ventral line markings in chameleons may enhance camouflage. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.19dj5
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