The distribution and abundance of herpetofauna on a Quaternary aeolian dune deposit: Implications for Strip Mining




Exxaro KZN Sands is planning the development of a heavy minerals strip mine south of Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The degree to which mining activities will affect local herpetofauna is poorly understood and baseline herpetofaunal diversity data are sparse. This study uses several methods to better understand the distribution and abundance of herpetofauna in the area. I reviewed the literature for the grid squares 2831DC and 2831 DD and surveyed for herpetofauna at the study site using several methods. I estimate that 41 amphibian and 51 reptile species occur in these grid squares. Of these species, 19 amphibian and 39 reptile species were confirmed for the study area. In all, 29 new unique, grid square records were collected.








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- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Outra biodiversidade terrestre


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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