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A survey of short-horned lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi hernandesi) populations in Alberta

Description

Short-horned lizards occupy a number of relatively isolated, widely scattered localities within southeastern Alberta. Populations of these small, well-camouflaged lizards are generally of low density and overall abundance in the province, as the area represents the northernmost margin of the species’ range. The objectives of this year's survey were to search all historically recorded locations for the species in the province, to evaluate the probability of continued persistence, given the habitat currently available, and to determine the continued presence of the species by captures where possible. Over the course of the survey, 125 individual lizards were captured. Within those sites found to be occupied by lizards, the average density of captures was also calculated to be approximately two animals per hectare, although southern sites were more generally populous than northern sites.

Updated

January 1, 2002

Tags
lizards reptiles short-horned lizard species at risk wildlife conservation

Title and publication information

Type
Survey
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 29

Extent

34 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006, 2006-2013)

Contributor

James, Janice D.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Start Date

2002-01-01

End Date

2002-12-31

Resource Dates

Date Created

2002-01-01

Date Added

2016-03-09T18:44:39.625002

Date Modified

2002-01-01

Date Issued

2002-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778519732

ISBN (print)

0778512924

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

2592946

Local Identifier

I/043

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks