Observations on the natural history, present status, and conservation of the insular lizard Podarcis hispanica atrata on the Columbretes archipelago, Spain

A. M Castilla, Dirk Bauwens

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    Abstract

    The world range of the lizard Podarcis hispanica atrata is restricted to the Columbretes archipelago in the Mediterranean. We examined its actual distribution, abundance and some aspects of its natural history. Lizards were found in four islets (combined area c. 20 ha). Densities on the largest islet (13 ha) are high (>600 lizards/ha), at least in favourable habitats. Population sizes on the smaller islets are extremely small (
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
    Volume58
    Pages (from-to)69-84
    Number of pages16
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1991

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    • Species and biotopes

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B005-zoology

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