On Food Habits of Sand Racerunner, Eremias scripta (Strauch, 1867) (Squamata, Lacertidae) from Barchan Sands of Eastern Kara Kum (Repetek Reserve)

Jeanne V. Mishagina

Abstract


Diet of sand racerunner (Eremias scripta, Lacertidae) was studied in barchan sands of Eastern Kara Kum (Turkmenistan, Repetek biosphere reserve) in May – June and in August, 1989. There were discovered remains of 424 prey items in feces of 28 individuals of E. scripta. The paper analyzes food habits of racerunners by biocoenotic indexing method. Lizards’ preys were divided into nineteen elementary ecological groups and several mass categories.

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Reptilia; Squamata; Lacertidae; Eremias scripta; Turkmenistan; Kara Kum; Repetek reserve; desert; ecology; food habits; biocoenotic indexing method

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