Diet composition of the lizard Lacerta lepida in central Spain

A. M. Castilla, D. Bauwens, G. A. Llorente

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Abstract

The large ocellated lizard feeds predominantly on Coleoptera, but also consumes other arthropods, snails, small vertebrates, and some plant material. Juveniles fed upon a restricted number of prey types which were small in size, whereas adults consumed a large number of prey taxa, covering a wider range of prey sizes. The incidence of plant material increased with lizard size and was highest in males. The contribution of small vertebrates to total prey numbers also increased with lizard body size. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Herpetology
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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