Notes on the biology of the high altitude lizard Lacerta bedriagae

A. M Castilla, Dirk Bauwens, R Van Damme, R. F Verheyen

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    Abstract

    We report preliminary data on the natural history and biometry gathered during a short-term study in a Corsian population of the lizard Lacerta bedriagae . Lizards were encountered at heights of 1650-1950 m. Main characteristics of its habitat are the presence of large rocks, boulders and rock pavements. Three size (age) classes were distinguished. Adult males average larger in body size and have larger heads and limbs than females. Females mature at a body size of 66-68 mm. Earth-worms, arthropods and plant leafs were recorded as food items.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalHerpetological journal
    Volume1
    Pages (from-to)400-403
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1989

    Thematic list

    • Species and biotopes

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B005-zoology

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