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Erosion of Lizard Diversity by Climate Change and Altered Thermal Niches
Demise of the Lizards Despite pessimistic forecasts from recent studies examining the effects of global climate change on species, and observed extinctions in local geographic areas, there is littleExpand
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The remnants of restinga habitats in the brazilian Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil: habitat loss and risk of disappearance.
"Restingas" (herbaceous/shrubby coastal sand-dune habitats) used to cover most of Rio de Janeiro State coast, and have suffered extensive degradation over the last five centuries. Using satelliteExpand
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Helminth communities of two sympatric skinks (Mabuya agilis and Mabuya macrorhyncha) from two "restinga" habitats in southeastern Brazil.
The helminth fauna of two sympatric congeneric skinks (Mabuya agilis and M. macrorhyncha) from two distinct "restinga" habitats (Praia das Neves and Grussaí) in southeastern Brazil were studied,Expand
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Diet, Reproduction, and Density of the Leptodactylid Litter Frog Zachaenus parvulus in an Atlantic Rain Forest of Southeastern Brazil
Amphibians and reptiles are important constituents of leaf litter communities in tropical forests (Fauth et al., 1989; Allmon, 1991; Vitt and Caldwell, 1994). Forest floor leaf-litter frogs forageExpand
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Helminths of the exotic lizard Hemidactylus mabouia from a rock outcrop area in southeastern Brazil
Abstract The helminth fauna of 291 Hemidactylus mabouia (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from a rock outcrop area in the state of São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil, was studied. Five species were recovered,Expand
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In this study, we provide the first report of an unisexual population of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus south of the Amazon forest and the first in South America not belonging to the C. lemniscatusExpand
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Thermal ecology and activity patterns of the lizard community of the Restinga of Jurubatiba, Macaé, RJ.
We analyzed the thermal ecology and activity patterns of the lizard community from the Restinga of Jurubatiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The broadest activity was that of Tropidurus torquatus, aExpand
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Home range of the Tropidurid lizard Liolaemus lutzae: sexual and body size differences
The home range of the Tropidurid lizard Liolaemus lutzae, an endemic species of the costal sand dune habitats of Rio de Janeiro State, was studied in the beach habitat of Barra de Marica restinga,Expand
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Natural history of the lizard Enyalius brasiliensis (Lesson, 1828) (Leiosauridae) from an Atlantic forest of southeastern Brazil.
Information on the ecology of lizard species from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest is scarce and almost nothing is known about the ecology of lizards of the genus Enyalius. In this study, we provideExpand
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Endoparasites infecting two species of whiptail lizard (Cnemidophorus Abaetensis and C. Ocellifer; Teiidae) in a ‘restinga’ habitat of north- eastern Brazil
We analysed the endoparasite fauna associated with two species of whiptail lizard (Cnemidophorus abaetensis and C. ocellifer) from north-eastern Brazil. Overall parasite prevalence was relatively lowExpand
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