PENINSULAR ROCK AGAMA
8th August, 2022 Environment
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- Habitat loss and other such features of urbanisation have affected the presence of the animal in urban centres.
- The study, published in Frontiers in Conservation Science, examined several environmental factors that could affect the presence of the lizard and revealed that they are found mainly in rocky places and warm spots. Thus, the inference is that conservation efforts must point towards retaining rocky patches even while reviving landscapes by planting trees.
- The Peninsular Rock Agama (Psammophilus dorsalis) which is a type of garden lizard has a strong presence in southern India.
- IUCN Status: Least Concern