Endemic lizards in the Dutch Caribbean survive by vehicles of park visitors. The Bonaire island whiptail lizard (Cnemidophorus ruthveni) is an endemic species living on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire. This species is abundant on coral cliffs in the Washington Slagbaai National Park. Vehicles of park visitors may cause road mortality of lizards but can also contribute to their survival during periods of severe drought. The lizards may survive in sparsely vegetated arid areas with high levels of sea spray by drinking drops of fresh water originating from condense of air-conditioned vehicles of park visitors

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R. Leuven, & A. Rutenfrans. (2020). Endemische hagedissen in Caribisch Nederland overleven door auto's van parkbezoekers. RAVON, 22(2), 24–25.
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