Title
Artificial egg-laying sites for lizards : a conservation strategy Artificial egg-laying sites for lizards : a conservation strategy
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Publication type
article
Publication
Liverpool ,
Subject
Chemistry
Biology
Source (journal)
Biological conservation. - Liverpool
Volume/pages
72(1995) :3 , p. 387-391
ISSN
0006-3207
ISI
A1995RA24200006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper reports the development of a new technique that may help to increase the number of lizards in areas where scarcity of oviposition sites constitutes the major limiting factor. We have created artificial egg-laying sites for the endangered subspecies of lizard Podarcis hispanica atrata in the Columbretes archipelago. Our results demonstrate that such artificial sites were quickly accepted by the lizards as areas SOP basking and burrowing. Only one container was used for oviposition by one female, but the physical conditions in the artificial sites allowed successful development in 83% of the eggs which were experimentally placed in them. Additional studies will be required to improve this technique and to determine if it might be applicable to other lizard species.
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