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Table 4 Categories of broad macrohabitat types, understory microhabitat types, and ground-level structures recorded during point-level surveys

From: Habitat selection by bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua, Scincidae) in tropical Australia: a study using GPS telemetry

Habitat variable Location Classification Abbreviation Description
Macrohabitat NT Scattered open forest SF Scattered tall, limited understory (grass/spinifex)
  NT Scrub S Thick patches of shrubs
  NT, WA Garden G Artificial to semi-natural human vegetated area
  WA Riparian R Vegetated patches of native and non-native species
  WA Open paddock OP Paddock with no vegetation, grass or bare only
  WA Scrub paddock SP Thick patches of shrubs, within an OP
  WA Built environment BE Human-built structures, such as sheds, houses
  WA Roadside verge RV  
  WA Mango plantation MP  
Understory microhabitat NT Spinifex SX  
  NT, WA Grass G  
  NT, WA Leaf litter LL  
  NT, WA Shrubs S  
  NT, WA Pandanus P  
  NT, WA Hard cover HC Piles of metal or wood, tin, pipes and drains, and such like
  WA Built structure BS Demountable, cupboard, fridge, and such like
  WA Vines V  
  WA Mulch M  
Ground structure NT Spinifex SX  
  NT Tree roots TR From fallen or eroded trees
  NT Black-soil cracks BC  
  NT Rock crevice RC  
  NT, WA Grass G  
  NT, WA Leaf litter LL  
  NT, WA Shrubs S  
  NT, WA Pandanus leaves PL  
  NT, WA Hard cover HC Piles of metal/wood, tin, pipes and drains, and such like
  NT, WA Burrow B  
  NT, WA Log L  
  WA Built structure BS Demountable, cupboard, fridge, and such like
  WA Vines V  
  WA Mulch M