Habitat use in south-west European skinks (genus Chalcides)

  title={Habitat use in south-west European skinks (genus Chalcides)},
  author={Daniel Escoriza and Guillem Pascual and Alberto S{\'a}nchez‐Vialas},
Background Congeneric species of reptiles frequently exhibit partitioning in terms of their use of habitats or trophic resources in order to reduce competition. In this study, we investigated habitat use by two species of European skinks: Chalcides bedriagai and Chalcides striatus, based on 49 records from southern France, Spain, and Portugal. Methods We measured three levels of niche descriptors: macroscale (climate, topography, and substrate), mesoscale (plant associations), and microscale… 

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