Data from: Dumpsters and other human structures as habitat for invasive African rock agama lizards in Florida

Timothy S Mitchell, Brian Folt & Joshua M Hall
Invasive species often use habitat differently than native species and can benefit by using underutilized habitats during the invasion process. The Peter’s Rock Agama (Agama picticauda) — native to savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa — is successfully invading urban habitats in Florida, USA. During a collection trip in urban southern Florida, we observed high A. picticauda abundance around dumpsters used for human refuse, potentially because dumpsters provide refuge, thermoregulatory opportunities, abundant arthropod prey, and have few...
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