A Wall lizard on a Danube Island - Podarcis muralis (Reptilia) in Moldova Veche Island, Iron Gates Natural Park, Romania

George-A. Ile1*, Amalia-R. Dumbravă2
 
1 - University of Oradea, Faculty of Informatics and Sciences, Department of Biology; Universităţii, Oradea 410087, ROMANIA
2 - Iron Gates Natural Park, Orşova, 225200, Mehedinţi County, ROMANIA
*Corresponding author, e-mail: ileadelin@gmail.com
 
Abstract. Podarcis muralis was identified on Moldova Veche Island (Romania), although naturally the island lacks the species` appropriate habitats. P. muralis occurs in artificial habitats represented by stony piers. Probably, some individuals were brought by chance to the island together with the stones used for the pier. P. muralis is limited to this artificial habitat, without any possibility of further distribution.
 
Key words: artificial habitats, human impact, introduction, lizards.
 

Ecologia Balkanica, 2020, Volume 12, Issue 1, Online first
Article № eb.19207 [Full text - PDF]pdf

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