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  1. Seasonal variation in stomach contents and diet composition in the large girdled lizard, <em>Cordylus giganteus</em> (Reptilia: Cordylidae) in the Highveld grasslands of the northeastern Free State, South Africa

    Seasonal variation in stomach contents and diet composition in the large girdled lizard, <em>Cordylus giganteus</em> (Reptilia: Cordylidae) in the Highveld grasslands of the northeastern Free State, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Cordylus giganteus is endemic to the Highveld grasslands of South Africa. Owing to limited distribution and extensive habitat destruction, it may be regarded as an endangered species. C. giganteus individuals fed during eight months of the year. The mass of...
  2. Faecal analysis suggests generalist diets in three species of Western Cape cordylids

    Faecal analysis suggests generalist diets in three species of Western Cape cordylids

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Climate has been proposed as an explanation for the present-day distribution of closely-related melanistic and non-melanistic cordylid species in the southwestern Cape of South Africa. However, diet may also contribute towards shaping geographic distributions. We present preliminary data on diet...
  3. Solitary individuals in populations of the group-living lizard <em>Ouroborus cataphractus</em>: voluntary or forced?

    Solitary individuals in populations of the group-living lizard <em>Ouroborus cataphractus</em>: voluntary or forced?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    We compared crevice fidelity among solitary and group-living individuals in a population of the group-living lizard Ouroborus cataphractus. We also compared the incidence of solitary individuals between the sexes and different seasons.We surveyed suitable rocky areas at two sites in...
  4. Foraging mode of serpentiform, grass-living cordylid lizards: a case study of <em>Cordylus anguina</em>

    Foraging mode of serpentiform, grass-living cordylid lizards: a case study of <em>Cordylus anguina</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Foraging mode of the Cape grass lizard, Cordylus anguina, was determined by using three criteria: 1) the number of movements per minute (MPM) and the percentage of time spent moving (PTM) during periods of activity; 2) prey chemical discrimination ability;...
  5. An index of spring diet in the common flat lizard, <em>Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi</em>

    An index of spring diet in the common flat lizard, <em>Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Flat lizards of the genus Platysaurus are primarily insectivorous, but some species are omnivorous, eating significant amounts of plant material. The common flat lizard, P. intermedius, is thought to forage on arthropods, flowers, leaves and fruit. However, this assertion is...