Diet, digestion, and food preferences of Galapagos land iguanas

K.A. Christian, C.R. Tracy, W.P. Porter

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Conolophus pallidus were studied on Isla Santa Fe. Ability to digest cellulose and digestive efficiency varied among 5 caged C. subcristatus. Intra- and interspecific variabilities in digestive capacities result from variability in ecological factors. Interspecific variability among iguanines probably reflects differences in colic anatomy and the ability to absorb nutrients from the hindgut. -from Authors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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