Artificial burrows with basal chambers are preferred by pygmy bluetongue lizards, Tiliqua adelaidensis

dc.contributor.author Staugas, Elijah J
dc.contributor.author Fenner, Aaron
dc.contributor.author Ebrahimi, Mehregan
dc.contributor.author Bull, Christopher Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-12T23:35:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-12T23:35:22Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.description Author version made available in accordance with the Publisher's policy en
dc.description.abstract Natural refuges are sometimes supplemented with artificial refuges to enhance populations of endangered species, or to improve the success of translocation and relocation programs. The design and structure of these artificial structures should incorporate key features of natural refuges. We aimed to improve the design of artificial burrows currently used in the conservation of the pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis, by comparing burrows with or without a basal chamber. We found that lizards chose burrows with chambers significantly more often, but that neither the size of the chamber, nor the substrate lining the chamber influenced the choice. Incorporating a basal chamber into the design of artificial burrows should provide more favourable artificial refuges for these lizards and should be incorporated into future conservation management programs. en
dc.identifier.citation Staugas EJ, Fenner AL, Ebrahimi M, Bull CM (2013) Artificial burrows with basal chambers are preferred by pygmy bluetongue lizards. Amphibia Reptilia 34(1), 114-118 en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00002864 en
dc.identifier.issn 0173-5373
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00002864
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/35601
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Brill Academic Publishers en
dc.rights © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2013 en
dc.rights.holder Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden en
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dc.title Artificial burrows with basal chambers are preferred by pygmy bluetongue lizards, Tiliqua adelaidensis en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Ebrahimi, Mehregan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7140-047X en_US
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