Winter Activity of a Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis) Population in Central Italy

L. Rugiero

Abstract


Above-ground activity of wall lizard (P. muralis) was studied in an urban habitat during wintertime. The winter above-ground activity of lizards was rather regular, though not intense as in the rest of the year. Active lizards were found in all of the sampling dates. The main behavior was thermoregulation, but other activities such as hunting and fighting were also recorded. Differences in the intensity of winter activity in relation to sampling date, lizard age and sex were also studied.

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activity; ecology; Lacertidae; Podarcis muralis

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