(Article of periodic en Français - 1981)

Document title

Quelques nouvelles données sur la répartition et l'écologie des sauriens en Guyane française

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GASC J. P. ;


Data on taxonomy, distribution and life history are given for 28 species of territorial lizards observed in French Guyana. Particular emphasis is laid upon the microhabitats of the various species within the rainforest ecosystem, and upon the relationships between some morphological features and the locomotion and feeding habits of the species concerned. The partitioning of the forest environment between the major taxonomic categories of neotropical lizards is discussed. The ecological specialization of the various groups quite likely took place quickly after the separation of South America from the rest of the Gondwanian block.


Article of periodic

published at : Revue d'écologie. La terre et la vie Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, vol. 35, no2 [pp. 273-325]

Bibliographic references : 51 réf.



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