The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 05. Notes on the biology of the high altitude lizard Lacerta bedriagae


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Authors: Aurora M. Castilla, Dirk B Auwens, Ra0ui Van Damme And Rudolf F. Verheyen

Abstract: We report preliminary data on the natural history and biometry gathered during a short-term study in a Corsian population of the lizard Lacecerta bedriagac. Lizards were encountered at heights of 1650-1950m. 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.

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