In the NZ Lizards Database, a record refers either to a bibliographic reference
or a block of information relating to a lizard species.
There are four main ways to access a species synopsis:
General Information: This section provides general name, description and
Administration: This section provides conservation status, lists the species’
occurrence within both Department of Conservation conservancy and local territorial
authorities boundaries, and some information on general land status.
Conservation and Research: This section provides information on conservation
vulnerability, risks and threats, and provides management, research and conservation
Taxonomy: This section provides taxonomical information on the species, including
holotype, attribute and phylogeny data and notes.
Distribution: This section provides biogeographical distribution information
(both current and historical), and links to maps.
Life History: This section provides extensive life-history information known
on the species. This information includes habitat, altitudinal range, activity and
behaviour, population dynamics, parasites and diseases, molecular biology, reproduction,
longevity, growth rates, diet and sympatric species. The layout of this section
easily identifies ‘known unknowns’ (i.e. the gaps in knowledge).
Images: This section provides both scientific diagnostic photographs and
‘natural’ photographs. Habitat and microhabitat photographs can also be stored here.
Literature: This section provides relevant literature on the species.
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