Effects of bush encroachment on an assemblage of diurnal lizard species in central Namibia
Bush encroachment is a serious environmental and economic problem in Namibia, but little is known about impacts on native reptile diversity. Area-confined visual surveys were used to examine a diurnal lizard assemblage in central Namibian commercial ranchlands. Surveys were conducted in plots of open savanna habitat and proximal bush-encroached habitat. Keywords: lizards, Mabuya, Pedioplanis, Lygodactylus, bush encroachment, savanna, habitat change, Namibia, Africa.
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