Leaf biomechanics as a potential tool to predict feeding preferences of the geometric tortoise Psammobates geometricus.

Food and non-food plant characteristics were studied for the geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus, to test the hypothesis that feeding preferences in tortoises may be influenced by the mechanical properties of plant leaves. Twelve focal feeding observations made between 8 October and 31 Octob...

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Main Authors: Balsamo, Ronald., Hofmeyr, Margaretha., Henen, Brian., Bauer, Aaron.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 2003
Online Access:http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:173961