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Feeding habits of the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis, from North-Western Italian Alps

The dietary habits of a population of the sand lizard Lacerta agilis
were studied in the Alpine valley Stura di Demonte, North-western Italy. The faecal contents of 33 adults (16 females and 17 males) and 8 juveniles were analysed. There were negligible sexual differences in terms of trophic diversity and of the overall diet based on taxonomic prey categories. Juveniles had a lower prey diversity …