Existence in parapatry of two species of Ophisops in Algeria (Aures): zoogeographical implications

in Amphibia-Reptilia
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?

Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.


Have Institutional Access?

Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Two species of Ophisops, O. occidentalis and O. elegans (Lacertidae), occur in the Aures massif, Algeria, with a parapatric distribution. In relation to current ecological and bioclimatical factors, this situation is explained by an interspecific exclusion favouring O. occidentalis. Quaternary climatic modifications may have been responsible for wide variations in the distribution areas of Ophisops in Northern Africa, and account for their current geographical separation.


Publication of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica



Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 9 9 2
Full Text Views 0 0 0
PDF Downloads 0 0 0
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0