ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF EL OMAYED PROTECTED AREA, EGYPT
Botany, Microbiology and Zoology
Ecology; conservation; Herpetofauna; reptile; Amphibians; El Omayed; Protected Area; Egypt
This study was carried out in El Omayed Protected Area at the Western Coastal Desert of Egypt. The present survey of the herpetofauna comprise 30 species (one amphibian species and 29 reptilian species) belonging to 25 genera and 11 families. Bufo viridis viridiswas the only recorded amphibian species. From reptiles, 18 species of lizards, 9 species of snakes, and 2 species of Testudines were recorded. No endemic species were found in the study area. About half of the recorded species (43%) are threatened by different degrees and in argent need of special management; Threats to the populations of herpetofauna of the study area and conservatory recommendations were listed.
How to Cite This Article
SABER, SAMY and MASOOD, MOSTAFA
"ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF EL OMAYED PROTECTED AREA, EGYPT,"
Al-Azhar Bulletin of Science: Vol. 22:
1, Article 13.