Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 2

Diversity Analysis of Reptiles in the Natural Habitat of Haripur City, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Bushra Bibi1, Sheraz Muhammad2, Naqash Khan1, Muhammad Kashif2, Amir Sultan1, Kareem Ullah1*, Aizaz Ahmad3 and Muhammad Atif4

1Department of Biology, University of Haripur, Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2Department of Chemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KPK, Pakistan
3Department of Zoology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan
4Department of Microbiology, Abdul Wali khan university Mardan, Mardan, KPK, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Kareem Ullah, Department of Biology, University of Haripur, Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Received: December 11, 2023; Published: January 23, 2024

Abstract

Reptiles plays a significant role in the ecosystem by providing different ecological services. The study was conducted in Haripur city from cultivated, non-cultivated and road side areas by using direct and indirect methods. During the present study 112 specimen were collected. Out of which 22 species of reptiles were identified followed by 6 families and 17 genera of reptiles. Diversity was found out by using Simpson Diversity Index (SDI) and its shows 17% similarities while 83% differences among lizards, 24% similarities while 76% differences among snakes, 46% similarities while 54% differences among turtle, 24% similarities. Haripur city is the natural habitat of reptiles that supports breeding. So more areas of district should be explored and genetic makeup of species reptiles should be studied in future.

Keywords: Reptiles; Biodiversity; Simpson Diversity Index (SDI); Ecosystem

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Citation

Citation: Kareem Ullah., et al. “Diversity Analysis of Reptiles in the Natural Habitat of Haripur City, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan".Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.2 (2024): 86-92.

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Copyright: © 2024 Kareem Ullah., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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