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      Snakes use microhabitats created by the great capricorn beetle Cerambyx cerdo in southwest Poland

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      Herpetozoa

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          Niche engineering is considered one of the most important interspecific interactions that shape ecosystems, but this kind of interaction network has not been sufficiently studied so far. Here we present the first observation of grass snake Natrix natrix in the galleries of Cerambyx cerdo. We recorded three grass snake individuals basking and hiding inside the C. cerdo galleries. We suggest the presence of this beetle species may create new environmental niches and improve habitat quality for snakes and other vertebrates.

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                Journal
                Herpetozoa
                Herpetozoa
                Pensoft Publishers
                2682-955X
                1013-4425
                June 12 2019
                June 12 2019
                : 32
                : 133-135
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                10.3897/herpetozoa.32.e35824
                © 2019

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