Notes on the diet of Anolis lizards (Iguanidae: Dactyloinae) from Yasuní National Park in Amazonian Ecuador

Javier Pinto, Omar Torres-Carvajal

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Abstract

We briefly describe the diet of six species of lizards of the genus Anolis in the Yasuní National Park, located in the western part of the Amazon Rainforest. A total of 241 prey items found in the stomachs of the lizards were identified. We noted that Aranea and Hymenoptera were the most frequent diet categories used by the lizard community. In terms of prey volume, Hemiptera and insect larvae were the most representative prey. The description of the diet of Anolis provided by this study can be further combined with information related to their natural history, thus shedding light on ecological mechanisms that influence adaptation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalBasic and Applied Herpetology
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Dec 2023

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Keywords

  • Amazon rain forest
  • Anolis
  • diet composition

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