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Gayana (Concepción)

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LOBOS, Gabriel; MENDEZ, Constanza  and  ALZAMORA, Alejandra. Use of passive integrated transponder "PIT tags" in Liolaemusfrom chile and description of a tagging technique for small and medium size lizards. Gayana (Concepc.) [online]. 2013, vol.77, n.1, pp.26-34. ISSN 0717-6538.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-65382013000100004.

Reptile's field studies frequently require counting with tagging methods that allow surveillance procedures of animals both in the medium and long term, and also that they will be valid from a bioethical point of view. In this work we validate the use of electronic tags "PIT tags" (Passive Integrated Transponder) for the Liolaemusgenus in Chile. Our results show that the use of these tags was successful in at least 6 lizard species, recording variable recapture -by weight and weight increase-in those animals recaptured. This technique represents a low invasiveness method compared to other classic methods such as mutilations.

Keywords : PIT tags; Liolaemus; Chile; mark-recapture; microchips.

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