The abundance and diversity of lizards in nine habitat types from Oregon were studied from May through October 1980. Eight species were from eight habitat types. The most common species were Sceloporous occidentalis, Uta stansburiana, Sceloporous graciosus, and Cnemidophorus tigris. Phynosoma douglassi was uncommon and Eumeces skiltonianus was not observed. Temporary streams in nonbasaltic areas were the most productive habitat in terms of lizard abundance but sagebrush areas were the most productive habitat in terms of species diversity. No lizards were recorded from grassland conversion areas. The conflict between a land management policy that emphasizes both vegetation conversion and conservation of present wildlife stocks is discussed.
Werschkul, David F.
"Species-habitat relationships in an Oregon cold desert lizard community,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 42
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol42/iss3/9