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 03. Diet and activity of Mabuya acutilabris (Reptilia Scincidae) in Namibia


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Authors: Ronald A. Castanzo And Aaron M. Bauer

AbstractMabuya acutilabris is a terrestrial African scincid lizard distributed from Little Namaqualand to the mouth of the Zaire (Congo) River. In the central portion of its range (near Kamanjab, Namibia) the species is active in early winter from 09.50 hr to 17.10 hr. These skinks spend much time basking, and 73 % of their surface activity occurs within 30 cm of clumps of vegetation where they construct shallow burrows . Single day movements of the skinks are short in both duration and distance, yet long-term movement may be considerable. Density of the species at the study site was at least 106/ha. Across its geographic range M. acutilabris is a generalist insectivore, with hemipterans and a variety of insect larvae constituting the most important prey classes .

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