The Effects of Diverse Habitats in Urra on Lizard Abundance  

Michelle Lynne Colomba , Xingxing  Liang
Biodiversity and Conservation, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, LS2 9JT
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International Journal of Molecular Evolution and Biodiversity, 2011, Vol. 1, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijmeb.2011.01.0001
Received: 14 Nov., 2011    Accepted: 28 Nov., 2011    Published: 08 Dec., 2011
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Colomba and Liang, 2011, The effects of diverse habitats in Urra on lizard abundance, International Journal of Molecular Evolution and Biodiversity, Vol.1, No.1 (doi: 10.5376/ijmeb.2011.01.0001)


Lizards prefer certain habitat in terms of their morphological traits. Lizard abundance is an important indicator of their habitat suitability. Besides, foraging and basking are important behaviours for lizards, which largely depend on the habitat types. Psammodromus (Psammodromus algirus) and Spanish psammodromus (Psammodromus hispanicus) mainly inhabit in the Iberian Peninsula. The gypsum deposits distribute throughout this region and small proportion of the area are sandy river valley. This research is implemented on the gypsum deposits and sandy river valley with different vegetation distribution. We would like to figure out the effect of diverse habitats on lizard abundance. It may be influential in population ecology as well as biodiversity of lizards and their habitat.

Psammodromus hispanicus; Psammodromus algirus; Lizards abundance; Habitat; Forage and bask
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