Qurayyat area, foothills of the Eastern Hajar Mountains, Oman
Temperature during our visit in October 2016:
Daytime: 34*C - 36*C
Nighttime: 25*C - 27*C
Mixture of rock hard, fine, silty soil and and consolidated sandy soil.
Large expanses of stony areas interspersed with small trees, shrubs and occasional grasses, particularly near dried wadi beds (seasonal/occasional waterways).Hottentotta jayakari
mostly found under or near small bushes or on rocky ledges along the side of small wadis at night.Orthochirus
commonly found either wandering in the stony areas at night (and also sometimes in the morning) or sheltering under stones.Orthochirus
stony habitat.Hottentotta jayakari
shrubs and wadi banks.