publication . Article . 2003

Lizard community structure across a grassland: creosote bush ecotone in the Chihuahuan Desert

Menke, Sean B;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2003 Journal: Canadian Journal of Zoology, volume 81, pages 1,829-1,838 (issn: 0008-4301, eissn: 1480-3283, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Canadian Science Publishing
  • Country: United States
Abstract
I investigated the distribution and abundance of lizard species ( Aspidoscelis inornatus, Aspidoscelis tesselatus, Aspidoscelis tigris, Aspidoscelis uniparens, Cophosaurus texanus, Crotaphytus collaris, Eumeces obsoletus, Gambelia wislizenii, Holbrookia maculata, Phrynosoma cornutum, Sceloporus magister , and Uta stansburiana) across a desert grassland - creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) ecotone in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. The ecotonal area in the Jornada del Muerto basin has increased dramatically in the past 150 years because of the rapid spread of creosote bush. I asked four related questions: how large and where is the ecotone based on vegetative structu...
Subjects
free text keywords: Animal Science and Zoology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Cophosaurus texanus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Ecology, Holbrookia maculata, Aspidoscelis, Ecotone, Crotaphytus collaris, Sceloporus magister, Species richness, Larrea
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publication . Article . 2003

Lizard community structure across a grassland: creosote bush ecotone in the Chihuahuan Desert

Menke, Sean B;