Citations with the tag: SQUAMATA

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  • Range extension and geographic distribution of the poorly known species, Contomastix leachei Peracca, 1897 (Squamata: Teiidae).
    Arias, Federico José; Barrios, Francisco; Palavecino, Antonio // CheckList; 2013, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p844 

    The records of distribution of Contomastix leachei Peracca, 1897 indicate that this species is endemic of Southeast Jujuy Province, occurring only in the Ledesma Department. Here, we report the southernmost known locality of this species, from Alemanía, Salta Province, Argentina. This record...

  • The influence of prey-scent stimuli on predatory behavior of the North American copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix (Serpentes: Viperidae).
    Eli Greenbaum // Behavioral Ecology; Number 2 March, 2004, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p345 

    Viperid snakes strike, envenomate, and release mammalian prey to prevent being harmed by the prey; snakes must then track prey in the process of strike-induced chemosensory searching. Because rattlesnakes prefer to track and consume envenomated prey, it would seem that the scent of envenomated...

    Campbell, Jonathan A.; Flores-Villela, Oscar // Herpetologica; Jun2008, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p246 

    A distinctive new species of rattlesnake is described from the western versant of the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, Mexico. This long-tailed rattlesnake cannot be confused with any other species of rattlesnake and is most similar to Crotalus stejnegeri and C. lannomi. The Guerrero species...

  • Extensión de la distribución geográfica de Mesoscincus altamirani (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) en el estado de Guerrero, México.
    Mendoza-Hernández, Andrés Alberto; Pérez-Ramos, Edmundo; Solano-Zavaleta, Israel; Roth-Monzón, Andrea J. // Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad; 2011, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p1049 

    The distribution of Mesoscincus altamirani in the state of Guerrero is extended significantly eastward of the previous known locality, besides expanding the elevation range and the maximum size.

  • New Locality Records of Snakes (Ophidia: Colubridae: Dolichophis, Eirenis) in Eastern Anatolia.
    GÖÇMEN, Bayram; İĞCİ, Naşit; AKMAN, Bahadır; OĞUZ, M. Anıl // North-Western Journal of Zoology; 2013, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p276 

    We report new localities of Dolichophis jugularis, Dolichophis schmidti and Eirenis (Pediophis) eiselti from Malazgirt (MuÅŸ province) in eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Dolichophis schmidti and Eirenis eiselti were recorded from MuÅŸ province for the first time while we present the easternmost...

  • Science corner.
    GÖÇMEN, Bayram; İĞCİ, Naşit; AKMAN, Bahadır; OĞUZ, M. Anıl // Highlights for Children; Apr98, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p26 

    Explains how snakes climb trees.

  • New Species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from Northeastern Honduras.
    McCrane, James R. // Journal of Herpetology; Mar2006, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p16 

    A new species of Sibon, placed in the Sibon annulatus species group, is described from the Mosquitia region of northeastern Honduras. Within this group, the new species appears most closely related to Sibon dimidiatus. By comparison to S. dimidiatus, the new species can be distinguished by its...

  • Dress Sense for Snakes.
    McGhee, Karen; Hickey, Georgina // Nature Australia; Spring 2000, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p14 

    Provides information on Eastern Brown Snakes (Pseudonaja textilis) in New South Wales. Details of a study about the chance meetings between Eastern Browns and humans.

  • Risks and Opportunities of Urbanization -- Structure of Two Populations of the Balkan Wall Lizard Podarcis tauricus (Pallas, 1814) in the City of Plovdiv.
    Mollov, Ivelin A.; Valkanova, Miglena V. // Ecologia Balkanica; Nov2009, Vol. 1, p27 

    The current study analyzes the structure and some features of two urban metapopulations of the Balkan Wall Lizard (Podarcis tauricus (Pallas, 1814)) from Nature Monument (NM) "Mladezhki halm" and Nature Monument "Halm na osvoboditelite" in the city of Plovdiv (South Bulgaria). In both study...

    Bouamer, Salah; Morand, Serge // Journal of Parasitology; Apr2008, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p481 

    A morphological phylogenetic hypothesis of the relationships among the species of Africana is provided. The phylogenetic analysis suggests that Squamata or Amphibia were ancestral hosts for species of Africana, with dispersal events to Testudinidae; a second transfer to amphibians is also...

    CONRAD, JACK L. // dig; Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p8 

    The article offers information on the squamata clade which include lizards and snakes with 9,000 living species squamates which include the Dwarf Sphaeros, the Leptotyphlops and the Megalania from Australia.

  • Integrative taxonomy and preliminary assessment of species limits in the Liolaemus walkeri complex (Squamata, Liolaemidae) with descriptions of three new species from Peru.
    Aguilar, César; Wood, Jr., Perry L.; Cusi, Juan C.; Guzmán, Alfredo; Huari, Frank; Lundberg, Mikael; Mortensen, Emma; Ramírez, César; Robles, Daniel; Suárez, Juana; Ticona, Andres; Vargas, Vÿctor J.; Venegas, Pablo J.; Sites, Jr., Jack W. // ZooKeys; 12/18/2013, Issue 364, p47 

    Species delimitation studies based on integrative taxonomic approaches have received considerable attention in the last few years, and have provided the strongest hypotheses of species boundaries. We used three lines of evidence (molecular, morphological, and niche envelopes) to test for species...

  • Noteworthy new records of squamate reptiles (Reptilia: Squamata) from various Venezuelan Caribbean islands, including a new addition to the herpetofauna of Venezuela.
    Ugueto, Gabriel N.; Velozo, Pablo; Sanchez, Luz Esther; Bermúdez Villapol, Luis A.; Lasso-Alcalá, Oscar; Barros, Tito R.; Rivas, Gilson A. // CheckList; 2013, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p1075 

    The occurrence of Gymnophthalmus lineatus in Venezuela is established for the first time based on a specimen collected on Las Aves Archipelago. We also document the first records of Phyllodactylus ventralis from Los Frailes Archipelago, Amphisbaena alba from Isla dec Margarita, and report the...

  • Xenosaurus newmanorum Taylor, 1949 (Squamata: Xenosauridae): Occurrence in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.
    Lara-Tufiño, Daniel; Ramírez-Bautista, Aurelio; Hernández-Austria, Raquel; Wilson, Larry David; Berriozabal-Islas, Christian // CheckList; 2013, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p1101 

    Herein we report 22 individuals of Xenosaurus newmanorum representing a new state record for Hidalgo, Mexico from the Municipality of Pisaflores. Previously, this species was known only from the Municipality of Xilitla in San Luis Potosí. These new records extend the distribution of this...

    Bursey, Charles R.; Goldberg, Stephen R. // Journal of Parasitology; Jun2005, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p591 

    Studies two new species of Pharyngodonidae and other nematodes in Agama Caudospina in Kenya. Characteristics of the new species; Taxonomic summary; Description of both species.

  • Palestine.
    O'Meare, Donna // Faces; May2003, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p6 

    Presents information on the Palestinian viper.

  • Estimating Ancestral Ranges: Testing Methods with a Clade of Neotropical Lizards (Iguania: Liolaemidae).
    Gómez, Juan Manuel Díaz // PLoS ONE; 2011, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p1 

    Establishing the ancestral ranges of distribution of a monophyletic clade, called the ancestral area, is one of the central objectives of historical biogeography. In this study, I used three common methodologies to establish the ancestral area of an important clade of Neotropical lizards, the...

  • Reptilia, Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae, Potamites apodemus (Uzzell, 1966): Distribution extension and first records from Panama.
    Lotzkat, Sebastian; Batista, Abel; Vargas, Joseph; Hertz, Andreas; Köhler, Gunther // CheckList; Apr2012, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p302 

    Reporting on the southernmost locality in Costa Rica and the first two localities in Panama, we extend the known geographic distribution of the lizard Potamites apodemus (Uzzell, 1966) roughly 20 km eastwards, 40 km southwards, and 175 m in elevation. We provide photos of Panamanian specimens,...

  • Squamata, Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Philodryas viridissima (Linnaeus, 1758): First record in the state of Acre, northern Brazil.
    de Freitas, Marco Antonio; de França, Daniella Pereira Fagundes; Bernarde, Paulo Sérgio // CheckList; Apr2012, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p258 

    The common green racer Philodryas viridissima (Linnaeus, 1758) is an arboreal and terrestrial snake species broadly distributed in southern Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Guiana, Suriname, French Guiana, Paraguay up to Argentina, and most of Brazil. In this study, we report the...

  • New record and geographic distribution map of Enyalius bibronii Boulenger, 1885 (Squamata: Leiosauridae).
    de Oliveira Silva, Adilson; de Moura, Geraldo Jorge Barbosa // CheckList; 2013, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p666 

    Enyalius bibronii Boulenger, 1885 is a Neotropical lizard registered in seven northeastern Brazilian states; in this paper we present the first record of Enyalius bibronii for the state of Alagoas, Brazil, and a distribution map for this species. These records fill the gaps of the geographical...

  • Predation on Tropidurus hispidus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) by Lasiodora klugi (Aranea: Theraphosidae) in the semiarid caatinga region of northeastern Brazil.
    Silva Vieira, Washington Luiz; Ribeiro Gonçalves, Maria Betânia; Pantoja Nóbrega, Rômulo // Biota Neotropica; 2012, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p1 

    A predation event on Tropidurus hispidus (Tropiduridae) by the crab spider Lasiodora klugi (Theraphosidae) was observed in an arboreal caatinga area in northeastern Brazil. Arthropods are potential predators of small vertebrates and researchers have reported predation events involving spiders...

  • Check list of snakes from the Brejos de Altitude of Paraíba and Pernambuco, Brazil.
    Pereira Filho, Gentil Alves; Gondim Montingelli, Giovanna // Biota Neotropica; 2011, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p145 

    The Atlantic Forest is one of the priority areas for conservation in the world, since exhibits an overwhelming biodiversity of species. Among this biome stands the biogeographic unit located north of San Francisco River, which extends from the state of Alagoas to Rio Grande do Norte. On this...

  • New record of the snake Drymobius chloroticus (Cope, 1886) (Squamata: Colubridae) from Hidalgo, Mexico.
    Badillo-Saldaña, Luis Manuel; Berriozabal-Islas, Christian; Ramírez-Bautista, Aurelio // CheckList; 2014, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p199 

    We report the first record of the snake Drymobius chloroticus (Cope 1886) from Hidalgo State, Mexico. This new record is based on a single juvenile male specimen collected in the municipality of Tepehuacán of Guerrero, Hidalgo. This report fills a gap between the closest localities airline...

  • Revision of the geographic distribution of three species of the montanus group of Liolaemus Wiegmann, 1834 (Reptilia: Squamata: Liolaemidae).
    Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime // CheckList; 2014, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p221 

    Here I review the distribution of three Liolaemus species of the montanus group. I conclude that L. signifer has been recorded in Peru (Puno, Tacna and Moquegua, departments), Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba and Oruro departments) and northern Chile (Arica and Parinacota Region). Liolaemus...

  • A new species of Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) from the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve of Querétaro, Mexico.
    Nieto-Montes de Oca, Adrián; García-Vázquez, Uri O.; Zúñiga-Vega, J. Jaime; Schmidt-Ballardo, Walter // Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad; 2013, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p485 

    A new species of Xenosaurus from the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve of northeastern Querétaro, Mexico, is described. The new species differs from all of the other described species of the genus by having usually 2 postrostral scales on each side of the midline (in 84.6% of the specimens, n=...

  • Banding patterns and chromosomal evolution in five species of neotropical Teiinae lizards (Squamata: Teiidae).
    Rodrigo dos Santos; Miguel Rodrigues; Yatiyo Yonenaga-Yassuda // Genetica; Nov2007, Vol. 131 Issue 3, p231 

    Abstract  Karyotypes of five species of South American teiid lizards from subfamily Teiinae: Ameiva ameiva, Kentropyx calcarata, K. paulensis, K. vanzoi (2n = 50, all acrocentric), and Cnemidophorus ocellifer (2n = 50, all biarmed), are herein...

  • Madagascan day gecko.
    Rodrigo dos Santos; Miguel Rodrigues; Yatiyo Yonenaga-Yassuda // Encyclopedia of Animals; 8/1/2017, p1 

    Madagascan day geckos are brightly colored lizards. Although many geckos are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and are active at night, Madagascan day geckos are diurnal, or day active. Only day active geckos are brightly colored.

  • Fat-tailed gecko.
    Rodrigo dos Santos; Miguel Rodrigues; Yatiyo Yonenaga-Yassuda // Encyclopedia of Animals; 8/1/2017, p1 

    Fat-tailed geckos are named after their fat tails. These lizards' tails are fat because that is where fat-tailed geckos store their body fat.

  • Snake lizard.
    Rodrigo dos Santos; Miguel Rodrigues; Yatiyo Yonenaga-Yassuda // Encyclopedia of Animals; 8/1/2017, p1 

    Although snake lizards look more like snakes than like lizards, they are classified with the lizards. Some snake lizards use their two-fangs and their snake-like appearance to disguise themselves as venomous, or poisonous, snakes. They defend themselves by convincing their predators they are...

  • Sungazer.
    Rodrigo dos Santos; Miguel Rodrigues; Yatiyo Yonenaga-Yassuda // Encyclopedia of Animals; 8/1/2017, p1 

    Sungazers are among the largest girdle-tailed lizards. Girdle-tailed lizards have rings, or girdles, of sharp, spiny projections across their bodies and especially on their tails.

  • A lizard found.
    Cole, Charles J. // Natural History; Aug94, Vol. 103 Issue 8, p66 

    Focuses the blue-tailed lizard otherwise known as Gymnopthalmus cryptus. Presence and genetic makeup of the species; How the lizard was sighted in southern Venezuela; Experiments made by scientists on the species; How genetics provide insight to the complex relationships between species.

  • Fear of Snakes.
    Steinhart, Peter // Audubon; Mar1984, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p6 

    Discusses the psychological factors that lead to a person's fear of snakes. Historical background on the human attempt to acquaint with the reptile and to extract a formula for snake bite injuries from snake venom; Evolutionary adaptation of humans to the presence of snakes; Scholarly research...

  • Taeniophallus affinis (Günther, 1858) (Squamata, Serpentes, Dipsadidae): Distribution extension, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    de Paula, Almir; Zanella, Noeli; Guaragni, Samara Arsego // CheckList; Jul2011, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p285 

    Taeniophallus affinis (Dipsadidae) has a distribution restricted to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. We collected a male specimen at Parque Municipal de Sertão, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. This record extends the distribution of the species ca. 118 km S; it was previously known only...

  • Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839) (Serpentes: Colubridae): Distribution extension in Bangladesh.
    Sourav, Sharif Hossain; Purkayastha, Jayaditya // CheckList; Jul2011, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p352 

    We report the first locality record of Xenochrophis cerasogaster from Bangladesh, at the Patuakhali District in Barisal Division.

  • Squamata, Scincidae, Eutropis trivittata (Hardwicke and Gray, 1827): Distribution extension.
    Seetharamaraju, Midathala; Srinivasulu, Chelmala; Srinivasulu, Bhargavi; Sreekar, Rachakonda // CheckList; Jul2011, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p363 

    We report the first record of the three-banded skink Eutropis trivittata (Hardwicke and Gray, 1827) (Reptilia: Scincidae) for Andhra Pradesh, India, based on a specimen from Araku, Vishakapatnam district. This report also helps in understanding the distribution of this species in South East India.

  • Squamata, Scincidae, Mabuya dorsivittata (Cope, 1862): Distribution extension in Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
    Williams, Jorge; Kacoliris, Federico // CheckList; Jul2011, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p388 

    Mabuya dorsivttata is a lizard with a wide distribution in South America. In Buenos Aires province, Argentina, previous voucher records exist only from its northern sector and from Mar del Plata city. In this work, two new records of M. dorsivittata from Buenos Aires province are presented: (1)...

    Chettri, Basundhara; Bhupathy, S.; Acharyat, Bhoj Kumar // Russian Journal of Herpetology; Jul-Sep2009, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p177 

    The article presents an experimental study on the form, body structure and life pattern of an oriental slender snake scientifically known as Trachischium guentheri located in India's Eastern Himalaya. 360 snakes were monitored and observed spanning a period from 2003 to 2005. The female snakes...

    Chettri, Basundhara; Bhupathy, S.; Acharyat, Bhoj Kumar // Scholastic News -- Edition 4; 9/22/2008, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p3 

    The article provides information on the world's smallest snake, which was collected by a U.S. scientist in June 2006. The species was found on the Caribbean Island of Barbados and in August 2008, it officially became the smallest type of snake known on Earth. The typical length of these snakes...

  • Squamata.
    Smith, Young // Beloit Poetry Journal; Winter2006/2007, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p27 

    Presents the poem "Squamata," by Young Smith. First Line: Draped on the lens of the gas meter's dial, Last Line: and all the morning is a captive of her work.

  • Palaeopheid Snakes from the Late Eocene Hardie Mine Local Fauna of Central Georgia.
    Parmley, Dennis; DeVore, Melanie // Southeastern Naturalist; 2005, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p703 

    Palaeopheid snake fossils from the Late Eocene Hardie Mine local fauna (l.f.) of Wilkinson County, central Georgia, include Pterosphenus schucherti Lucas and Palaeophis africanus Andrews. This occurrence represents a new geographic record for P. africanus because this species was previously...

  • A new species of mosasaur (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Pierre Shale (lower Campanian) of Manitoba.
    Cuthbertson, Robin S.; Mallon, Jordan C.; Campione, Nicolas E.; Holmes, Robert B. // Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences; May2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p593 

    Plioplatecarpus nichollsae, sp. nov., from the lower Campanian (Pembina Member, Pierre Shale Formation) is diagnosed by the following: a thickened ventral rim of the external naris, a short supratemporal fenestra, a frontal shield with well-developed posterolateral lappets that overlap the...

  • Squamata.
    Smith, Young // Beloit Poetry Journal; Spring2007, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p27 

    Presents the poem "Squamata," by Young Smith. First Line: Draped on the lens of the gas meter's dial, Last Line: and all the morning is a captive of her work.

  • Reproduction, Body Size, and Diet of Polychrus acutirostris (Squamata: Polychrotidae) in Two Contrasting Environments in Brazil.
    Garda, Adrian A.; Costa, Gabriel C.; França, Frederico G. R.; Giugliano, Lilian G.; Leite, Giselle S.; Mesquita, Daniel O.; Nogueira, Cristiano; Tavares-Bastos, Leonora; Vasconcellos, Mariana M.; Vieira, Gustavo H. C.; Vitt, Laurie J.; Werneck, Fernanda P.; Wiederhecker, Helga C.; Colli, Guarino R. // Journal of Herpetology; Mar2012, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p2 

    We compared reproduction, diet, and body size of Polychrus acutirostris (Squamata: Polychrotidae) from the Cerrado and Caatinga biomes in Brazil. Because these two biomes have widely different climates, we predicted that lizards in Caatinga would produce smaller clutches in response to rainfall...

    Parmley, Dennis; Holman, J. Alan // Georgia Journal of Science; 2009, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p61 

    Erycine boid snakes are well represented in the Late Oligocene and Early Miocene of North America. Here we report two genera and at least four species of small erycine snakes from the Early Oligocene of the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The biostratigraphic ranges of Calamagras...

  • Snake Study.
    Parmley, Dennis; Holman, J. Alan // Scholastic News -- Edition 4; 9/29/2003, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p3 

    Presents a graphical chart on the length of the different kinds of snake.

    Parmley, Dennis; Holman, J. Alan // USA Today Magazine; Sep2006, Vol. 135 Issue 2736, p48 

    The article reviews the exhibition "Lizards & Snakes: Alive!," at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City through January 7, 2007. INSETS: HALL OF REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS;SEEING THE SERPENT.

  • liz·ard.
    Parmley, Dennis; Holman, J. Alan // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary; 2009, p204 

    A definition of the term "lizard" is presented. It refers to any of numerous reptiles having a scaly, often slender body, a tapering tail, and usually four legs. The animals that belong to the lizard family are mentioned.

  • Chemical Composition and Structure of the Eggshell of Three Oviparous Lizards.
    Osborne, Louise; Thomas, Michael B.; Lannoo, M. J. // Copeia; 2005, Vol. 2005 Issue 3, p683 

    We investigated the structure of the eggshells of the oviparous scincid lizards, Lampropholis guichenoti and L. delicata, and the agamid Physignathus lesueurii. The eggshells of all three species consisted of an outer calcareous layer, a fibrous shell membrane, and an inner boundary layer. The...

  • Baltimore Closes Branches.
    Osborne, Louise; Thomas, Michael B.; Lannoo, M. J. // School Library Journal; Sep2001, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p20 

    Reports on the closure of five branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland as of September 1, 2001. Reason for the closure; Amount of the city's contribution to the library's annual budget in 2001.

  • The oogenic cycle of the Caspian bent-toed gecko, Cyrtopodion caspium (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Iran.

    The Caspian bent-toed gecko, Cyrtopodion caspium, is one of the commonest lizards in northern Iran. It is nocturnal, anthropophile and oviparous. In this study, the reproductive cycle of this species was studied by focusing on oogenesis, from April 5 to October 20, 2011. In total, 70 adult...

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