Lizards love deserts and snakes heart rainforests

The harsher the environment, the less rivalry between species. This is the main conclusion of a new study published in Nature Communications by a team of biologists from Germany and Spain. The researchers analyzed a dataset of more than 900 species of lizards and snakes across Africa to determine to what extent species living in the same communities in, e.g. savannas, deserts or rainforests are ecologically different from each other. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)