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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Oct 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Pages : 41-47

Spatial distribution pattern of Agamid Lizards (Family: Agamidae) in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India

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A study was conducted using visual encounter survey method from January to December 1995 to examine the distribution pattern of agamid lizards in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR), Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary (IGWLS), Srivilliputhur Grizzled Giant Squirrel Sanctuary (SGGSS) and Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) of the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu. Eleven out of 14 species reported from this hill range were observed during this study, and the notable missing species was Otocryptis beddomii.

Keywords: agamid lizards, altitude, microhabitat, vertical distribution, western ghats

Citation: *, ( 2015), Spatial distribution pattern of Agamid Lizards (Family: Agamidae) in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 3(1): 41-47

Received: 2016-05-10 09:46:25; Accepted: 2016-05-10 09:46:33;
Published: 10/05/2016

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