Snake communities of moist rainforest and derived savanna sites of Nigeria: biodiversity patterns and conservation priorities

@article{Akani2004SnakeCO,
  title={Snake communities of moist rainforest and derived savanna sites of Nigeria: biodiversity patterns and conservation priorities},
  author={G. C. Akani and Ikomah F. Barieenee and D. Capizzi and L. Luiselli},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={629-642}
}
The taxonomic composition and the abundance of two communities of snakes were studied in two different areas of southern Nigeria. One community was studied in a derived savanna area (environs of Ejule, 06°54′N, 07°23′E), and one community was studied in a moist rainforest area (environs of Eket, 04°50′N, 07°59′E). Both the specific diversity and the mean frequency of observation of snakes were significantly higher in the forest area than in the savanna area, and the dominance index was higher… Expand
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