Elevational gradients of diversity for lizards and snakes in the Hengduan Mountains, China

@article{Fu2005ElevationalGO,
  title={Elevational gradients of diversity for lizards and snakes in the Hengduan Mountains, China},
  author={Cuizhang Fu and Jingxian Wang and Zhichao Pu and Shenli Zhang and Huili Chen and Bing Zhao and Jiakuan Chen and Jihua Wu},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={707-726}
}
Comparing elevational gradients across a wide spectrum of climatic zones offers an ideal system for testing hypotheses explaining the altitudinal gradients of biodiversity. We document elevational patterns of lizard and snake species richness, and explore how land area and climatic factors may affect species distributions of lizards and snakes. Our synthesis found 42 lizard species and 94 snake species known from the Hengduan Mountains. The lizards are distributed between 500 and 3500 m, and… CONTINUE READING

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