Sam Village (barren dunes)
Basic information
Sample name: Sam Village (barren dunes)

Reference: I. Agarwal, S. P. Goyal, and Q. Qureshi. 2015. Lizards of the Thar Desert - Resource partitioning and community composition. Journal of Arid Environments 118:58-64 [ER 1144]
Country: India
State: Rajasthan

Coordinate: 26.872499° N, 70.505600° E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "around Sam village... close to the northern boundary of the Desert National Park, in Jaisalmer District"
elevation 190 to 290 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 33.7
CMT: 15.8
MAP: 164.0
Habitat comments: "Average minimum and maximum temperatures are 7.9 C and 23.6 C in January, to 25.8 C and 41.6 C in May... Barren dunes are characterized by loose, sandy soil (>95% sand) and very low total vegetation cover (<2%)"
Life forms: lizards
Sites: 3
Site area: 3.000
Sampling methods: quadrat, visual
Sample size: 62
Sampling comments: three grids "subdivided into 16 plots of 25 m 25 m... The grids were sampled for lizards in the form of an area constrained visual encounter survey"
Sample: 1669
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-07-03 11:03:47
Modified: 2015-07-03 11:03:47
Abundance distribution
5 species
0 singletons
total count 62
standardised richness: 5.0
Fisher's α: 1.282
geometric series k: 0.5623
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6764
Shannon's H: 1.3352
Good's u: 1.0000