arenicolous


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arenicolous

[‚a·rə′nik·ə·ləs]
(zoology)
Living or burrowing in sand.
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The substrate consists of sandy soils stabilized by vegetation with low sand hills and nabkha dunes suitable for arenicolous fauna.
As stated by Etheridge (1995) in his redescription of Ctenoblepharis adspersa from desert landscapes of Peru, the unresolved relationships of such highly derived arenicolous reptiles with Phymaturus and Liolaemus are emphasized as differential characters by their small, subequal supraoculars.
Members of the consobrinus exerge are relatively small, their dorsolateral light stripes tend to be bright, dorsal spotting is usually present in both sexes except in the bleached, arenicolous taxa, and all are terrestrially cursorial.