Throphic ecology of lizard Stenocercus modestus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) in a urban area, Lima, Peru

Z. José Pérez, Lourdes Y. Echevarría, Silvana C. Álvarez, Adrian Vera, J. Gabriela Alarcón, Manuel Andía

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Abstract

The lizard Stenocercus modestus is an endemic specie of coastal desert of the department of Lima, and faces important threats to the conservation of its population. We evaluated the diet of this specie through the analysis of the stomach content of 17 individuals. The diet of S. modestus is primarily composed by insects, being the coleopterans, spiders and hymenopterans, the most important eating items. The lizard S. modestus would present a general diet, judging by the considerable amplitude of its trophic niche.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)323-325
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Desert coastal
  • Diet
  • Lima
  • Lizard

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    José Pérez, Z., Echevarría, L. Y., Álvarez, S. C., Vera, A., Alarcón, J. G., & Andía, M. (2012). Throphic ecology of lizard Stenocercus modestus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) in a urban area, Lima, Peru. Revista Peruana de Biologia, 19(3), 323-325.