A community is composed of all the organisms that live together in a particular habitat. This paper emphasizes the occurrence and habitat utilization of the lizard community in Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University Campus of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. The Habitat in particular lies at the base of the Aravalli mountain ranges of semi-arid climatic conditions of Rajasthan state. The period of the study was 2 years during that 7406 individuals of 15 lizard species was observed in around 120 samplings in a total of 200 hectare area of mosaic habitats within and around the campus. The association and richness of lizard species concerning the available habitats and seasonal conditions are discussed in this paper.
Pawan Singh, Rounak Choudhary, Vivek Sharma, Shubhash Chandra. Community composition and microhabitat preference by Saurian fauna of MDS University campus and nearby areas of central Aravalli foothills. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 1-5