Sceloporus undulatus (Eastern fence lizard):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.088
SMSE = 0.132

Zero-variate data
ab 62 34.27 (0.4473)dage at birth AndrMath2000, ParkAndr2004
ap152.5 180.1 (0.181)dage at puberty FergTale1993, AndrMath2000
am2790 2719 (0.02555)dlife spanAndrMath2000
Lb2.5 2.46 (0.01598)cmtotal length at birth Tink1972, TinkBall1972
Lp5.8 5.696 (0.01789)cmtotal length at puberty Tink1972, TinkBall1972
Li 8 7.997 (0.0004165)cmultimate total length Tink1972, TinkBall1972
Wwb0.56 0.5658 (0.0104)gwet weight at birth Tink1972, TinkBall1972
Wwp6.9 7.025 (0.01805)gwet weight at puberty Tink1972, TinkBall1972
Wwi 18 19.43 (0.0797)gultimate wet weight Tink1972, TinkBall1972
Ri0.1098 0.1008 (0.08178)#/dmaximum reprod rate Tink1972, TinkBall1972
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalSceloporus undulatusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.027cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.59-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 100J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8124-growth efficiency


  • This entry is discussed in Kear2012


  • [Wiki]
  • [AndrMath2000] R. M. Andrews, T. Mathies, and D. A. Warner. Effect of incubation temperature on morphology, growth and survival of juvenile Sceloporus undulatus. Herpetological Monographs, 14:420--43, 2000.
  • [FergTale1993] G. W. Ferguson and L. G. Talent. Life-history traits of the lizard Sceloporus undulatus from two populations raised in a common laboratory environment. Oecologia, 93:88--94, 1993.
  • [Kear2012] M. R. Kearney. Metabolic theory, life history and the distribution of a terrestrial ectotherm. Functional Ecology, 26:167--179, 2012.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [ParkAndr2004] S. L. Parker, R. M. Andrews, and T. Mathies. Ebryonic responses to variation in oviductal oxygen in the lizard Sceloporus undulatus from New Jersey and South Carolina, USA. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 83:289--299, 2004.
  • [Tink1972] D. W. Tinkle. The dynamics of a utah population of Sceloporus undulatus. Herpetologica, 28:351--359, 1972.
  • [TinkBall1972] D. W. Tinkle and R. E. Ballinger. Sceloporus undulatus: a study of the intraspecific comparative demography of a lizard. Ecology, 53:570--584, 1972.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Michael Kearney, 2011/02/03

accepted: 2015/09/25

refer to this entry as: AmP Sceloporus undulatus version 2015/09/25