Results of Herpetofaunal Inventory of Wadi Ramm Protected Area, with Notes on Some Relict Species

Mohammad Abu Baker, Mayas Qarqaz, Lina Rifai, Nashat Hamidan, Khaldoun Al Omari, David Modry, Zuhair Amr

Abstract


In the course of the faunistic inventory in Wadi Ramm Protected Area, a total of 34 species of reptiles representing nine families (Gekkonidae, Chamaeleonidae, Agamidae, Lacertidae, Scincidae, Varanidae, Leptotyphlopidae, Colubridae, and Viperidae) were recorded from different habitats in Wadi Ramm and its closest vicinity. Three species (Lacerta cf. kulzeri, Chamaeleo chamaeleon, and Ablepharus rueppellii) are considered to represent relicts from earlier, more humid periods. Habitat preferences for collected species are included.

Keywords


Reptilia; diversity; distribution; relicts; Wadi Ramm Protected Area; Jordan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2019-11-%25s-1-5

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