First Report on the Reptile Diversity of Wadi El Gemal National Park, Eastern Desert, Egypt

Konstantin D. Milto, Samy A. Saber, Abdullah M. Nagy, Roman A. Nazarov, Daniel A. Melnikov, Natalia B. Ananjeva


The herpetofauna of Wadi El Gemal National Park, Eastern Desert, Egypt currently includes 28 reptile species. Three large wadies, Wadi El Gemal, Wadi Abu Ghusoun and Wadi Sartout, were observed as a model of the species composition within the national park. Species assemblages, taxonomic and ecological diversity, and the biogeographical affinities of reptiles in the specific environment of the hyperarid desert are discussed.


reptiles, herpetofauna, biodiversity, zoogeography, Egypt, Eastern Desert, Wadi El Gemal

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