2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
First record of Seven Species of Lizards in Taï National Park (South West, Côte d’Ivoire)
Author(s): Kouadio Atta Léonard, Assemian N'guessan Emmanuel, Goly N’guessan Simplice, Keita Gaoussou and Tiédoué Manouhin Roland
Abstract: This study aims to confirm the presence of seven (7) species of lizards (Agama agama (Agamidae), Chamaeleo gracilis (Chamaeleonidae), Hemidactylus sp. (Gekkonidae), Hemidactylus pseudomuriceus (Gekkonidae), Lygodactylus conraui (Gekkonidae), Mochlus fernandi (Scincidae) and Panaspis togoensis (Scincidae) in the Taï National Park and to collect additional data regarding their activities during their observations, their habitats and their conservation status. The habitats surveyed were secondary forests, characterised by the presence of herbaceous plants, shrubs and dwellings, and primary forests, marked by the presence of large trees with more than 80% closed canopy and more than 90% leaf litter. Sampling of lizards in the park took place over a period of twenty-five (25) days (15 May to 25 October 2018). The presence of these species in the primary and secondary forests of the Taï National Park and in the peripheral agrosystems would be linked to their ecological plasticity.
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Kouadio Atta Léonard, Assemian N'guessan Emmanuel, Goly N’guessan Simplice, Keita Gaoussou, Tiédoué Manouhin Roland. First record of Seven Species of Lizards in Taï National Park (South West, Côte d’Ivoire). Zool Entomol Lett 2022;2(2):36-41.