Habitat selection in two sympatric Chinese skinks, Eumeces elegans and Sphenomorphus indicus: do thermal preferences matter?

@article{Du2006HabitatSI,
  title={Habitat selection in two sympatric Chinese skinks, Eumeces elegans and Sphenomorphus indicus: do thermal preferences matter?},
  author={Wei-guo Du and Lu Shou and J. Y. Shen},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  year={2006},
  volume={84},
  pages={1300-1306}
}
  • W. Du, L. Shou, J. Shen
  • Published 17 October 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology
We studied the habitat selection and thermal biology of two sympatric Chinese skinks (Eumeces elegans Boulenger, 1887 and Sphenomorphus indicus (Schmidt, 1928)) to test the effect of thermal preference on habitat partitioning. We measured thermal and structural attributes of the microhabitats occupied by these two skink species, as well as their field body temperatures and activity patterns. We then quantified the preferred body temperatures of these species in a thermal gradient. Compared with… 
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