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1 December 2004 Diet, Activity, and Microhabitat Use of Two Syntopic Tropidurus Species (Lacertilia: Tropiduridae) in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Monique Van Sluys, Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha, Davor Vrcibradic, Conrado Aleksander Barbosa Galdino, Angélica Figueira Fontes
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Abstract

In a rocky outcrop in the municipality of Diamantina, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, two species of Tropidurus (Tropidurus hispidus and Tropidurus montanus) are found syntopically. We studied their ecology and resource use by assessing their food habits, thermal biology, microhabitat use, and time of activity. Lizards of both species were active throughout the day and were recorded predominantly on rocky surfaces. Lizards of both species ate mainly arthropods but also consumed some plant material. Tropidurus hispidus ate a greater proportion of plant material (mainly flowers) than T. montanus, whose diet was dominated by ants. We conclude that both T. montanus and T. hispidus have considerable overlap in resource use.

Monique Van Sluys, Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha, Davor Vrcibradic, Conrado Aleksander Barbosa Galdino, and Angélica Figueira Fontes "Diet, Activity, and Microhabitat Use of Two Syntopic Tropidurus Species (Lacertilia: Tropiduridae) in Minas Gerais, Brazil," Journal of Herpetology 38(4), 606-611, (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.1670/218-03N
Accepted: 1 August 2004; Published: 1 December 2004
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