Lizard (Reptilia: Sauria) diversity of Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India


Knowledge on lizards, particularly the suborder Saurian, and their conservation aspects is very poor. An attempt was made to collect information on these small and lesser known animals so that an appropriate strategy can be formulated for their conservation. Inventorization study on Saurian fauna was conducted at Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mamit district, Mizoram, India, during the period of February 2011 to October 2014. 22 species of lizards were recorded and they can be classified into 5 families and 12 genera. Two species cannot be identified to the species level.

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