Citations with the tag: SQUAMATA

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  • 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...

  • Science corner.
    Silva Vieira, Washington Luiz; Ribeiro Gonçalves, Maria Betânia; Pantoja Nóbrega, Rômulo // Highlights for Children; Apr98, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p26 

    Explains how snakes climb trees.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • First record in midwestern region of the state of São Paulo, Brazil of Typhlops brongersmianus Vanzolini, 1976 (Squamata: Typhlopidae).
    De Arruda, Mauricio Papa; Almeida, Carlos Henrique L. N.; Rolim, Daniel C.; Maffei, Fábio // CheckList; Aug2011, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p571 

    In this study we report on two new records of the blindsnake Typhlops brongersmianus for the municipality of Bauru, midwestern region of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. These records expand the geographic distribution currently known for this species in the state and contribute to the...

  • 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 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...

  • Quebec snake pit.
    Walford, Wallace F. // Canadian Geographic; Apr/May91, Vol. 111 Issue 2, p113 

    Focuses on the author's encounter with snakes in Como-Hudson, Quebec in reply to the article 'Great balls of snake!' featured in the February/March 1991 issue of 'Canadian Geographic.'

  • New locality records of the snake-eyed lizard, Ophisops elegans Ménétriés, 1832 (Squamata: Lacertidae), in the western Black Sea region of Anatolia.
    Yilzidi, Mehmet Zülfü; Akman, Bahadır; Göçmen, Bayram // Turkish Journal of Zoology; Mar2012, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p259 

    We report 18 specimens of Ophisops elegans from Kastamonu and Sinop provinces in the western Black Sea region of Anatolia. Previously, the northernmost known locality for O. elegans in Anatolia was Sinop Province. These new records extend the known distribution area of the species and fill the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The northernmost occurrence of Prognathodon (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Western Interior Seaway of North America.
    GÖÇMEN, Bayram; İĞCİ, Naşit; AKMAN, Bahadır; OĞUZ, M. Anıl // Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences; Sep2012, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p1111 

    The marine reptile Prognathodon (Squamata: Mosasauridae), a mosasaurine mosasaur exhibiting a characteristically robust skull and dentition, lived during the last two ages of the Late Cretaceous. Fossilized remains of animals assigned to this genus are so far known from North America, Europe,...

  • 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...

    YING-YONG WANG; JIAN-HUAN YANG; RONG-FENG CUI // Herpetologica; Jun2010, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p229 

    A new species of the genus Goniurosaurus (Squamata: Eublepharidae) is described from Yingde, Guangdong Province, China: Goniurosaurus yingdeensis sp. n. It can be discriminated from other known congeners by having 10-13 precloacal pores; dorsal ground color of head, body, and limbs in adults...

  • 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=...

    WILSON, STEVE K. // Wildlife Australia; Autumn2013, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p49 

    In this article the author discusses the importance of lizards, and says that lizards are extraordinary creatures with an ability to amaze and inspire, and shopkeepers, teachers, and schoolchildren are unaware of these creatures.

  • 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...

  • Madagascan day gecko.
    Gómez, Juan Manuel Díaz // Encyclopedia of Animals; 2006, 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.
    Gómez, Juan Manuel Díaz // Encyclopedia of Animals; 2006, 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.
    Gómez, Juan Manuel Díaz // Encyclopedia of Animals; 2006, 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.
    Gómez, Juan Manuel Díaz // Encyclopedia of Animals; 2006, 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Bursey, Charles R.; Hoong, Diong Cheong; Goldberg, Stephen R. // Journal of Parasitology; Feb2012, Vol. 98 Issue 1, p149 

    Rhabdias singaporensis n. sp. (Rhabditida: Rhabdiasidae) from the lungs of Calotes versicolor (Squamata: Agamidae) from Singapore is described and illustrated. Rhabdias singaporensis n. sp. represents the 77th species assigned to the genus, the eighth of the Asian region, and the second from...

  • Urostrophus vautieri Dum�ril and Bibron, 1837 (Reptilia: Squamata: Sauria: Leiosauridae): Distribution extension, Paran�, Brazil.
    de Souza Filho, Gilberto Alves // CheckList; Dec2011, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p876 

    Urostrophus vautieri (Leiosauridae) is a Brazilian endemic lizard occurring in southeastern and southern Brazil. At the southern portion of its range, in state of Paran�, this species was recorded in the municipalities of Campo do Tenente, Curitiba and Ribeir�o Claro. Here I report the...

  • Liolaemus pseudolemniscatus Lamborot and Ortiz, 1990 (Squamata: Liolaemidae): Distribution extension in Central Chile.
    Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime // CheckList; Dec2011, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p849 

    Liolaemus pseudolemniscatus (Lamborot and Ortiz 1990) is a poorly known species. Two specimens were collected in "Cerro Provincia", central Chile, expanding in 136 km (straight line) its latitudinal distribution and in 800 m its altitudinal distribution. This record adds a new species of...

  • Reproduction, Body Size, and Diet of Polychrus acutirostris (Squamata: Polychrotidae) in Two Contrasting Environments in Brazil.
    Garda, Adrian A.; Costa, Gabriel C.; Fran�a, 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.

  • Squamate Reptiles from municipality of Barcarena and surroundings, state of Par�, north of Brazil.
    da Silva, Fernanda Magalh�es; Costa Menks, Alessandro; Costa Prudente, Ana L�cia; Lopes Costa, Jo�o Carlos; Melo Travassos, Alessandra Elisa; Galatti, Ulisses // CheckList; Jul2011, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p220 

    We present the first species list of squamate reptiles of the municipality of Barcarena and surroundings, in state of Par�, north of Brazil. The study area is dominated by secondary florest at different successional stages. The list was drawn up as a result of data obtained from specimens...

  • Squamata, Iguania, Anolis punctatus Daudin, 1802 and Tropidurus torquatus (Wied, 1820): Distribution extension and new records for Ilha Grande, state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil.
    Winck, Gisele R.; Vrcibradic, Davor; da Silva Telles, Felipe Bottona; Borges-J�nior, Vitor Nelson T.; Van Sluys, Monique; Rocha, Carlos Frederico D. // CheckList; Jul2011, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p270 

    The knowledge on the insular reptile fauna from Ilha Grande (state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is mostly restricted to the results of surveys carried out within a limited area, considering the island's total area of 19,300 ha. Until now, the number of reptile species reported for Ilha Grande...

  • Ssssafe Snakes.
    Sutton, Keith // Outdoor Life; Aug2003, Vol. 210 Issue 6, pHB6 

    Presents a quiz about safe and dangerous snakes.

  • A New Member of the Bavayia cyclura Species Group (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the Southern Ranges of New Caledonia.
    Bauer, Aaron M.; Sadlier, Ross A.; Jackman, Todd R.; Shea, Glenn // Pacific Science; Apr2012, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p239 

    A new species of diplodactylid gecko, Bavayia nubila Bauer, Sadlier, Jackman & Shea, n. sp., is described from forests at two sites in the drainage of the Tontouta Valley in the ultramafic ranges of southeastern New Caledonia. The new gecko is the sister species of the much smaller Bavayia...

  • liz·ard.
    Bauer, Aaron M.; Sadlier, Ross A.; Jackman, Todd R.; Shea, Glenn // 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.

  • Squamate Reptiles of the central Chapada Diamantina, with a focus on the municipality of Mucugê, state of Bahia, Brazil.
    de Freitas, Marco Antonio; Veríssimo, Diogo; Uhlig, Vivian // CheckList; Jan2012, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p16 

    We present the first species list of squamate reptiles for the central region of the Chapada Diamantina, with a focus on the municipality of Mucugê, state of Bahia Brazil. The data provided were mostly collected in the Caraíbas estate, during vegetation clearing operations for agriculture....

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

    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...

  • Phylogenetic Affinities of the Rare and Enigmatic Limb-Reduced Anelytropsis (Reptilia: Squamata) as Inferred with Mitochondrial 16S rRNA Sequence Data.
    Zaldivar-Riverón, Alejandro; de Oca, Adrián Nieto-Montes; Manríquez-Morán, Norma; Reeder, Tod W. // Journal of Herpetology;  

    The phylogenetic placement of the limbless lizard genus Anelytropsis within Squamata was investigated using partial mitochondrial 16S rRNA sequences (422 bp). A total of 30 species, representing most of the major currently recognized squamate clades, was included in the analysis. As in previous...

  • The Iguanian Lizard Liolaemus barbarae Pincheira-Donoso and Nüñez Is a Junior Synonym of Liolaemus puna Lobo and Espinoza.
    Quinteros, Andrés Sebastián; Lobo, Fernando // Journal of Herpetology;  

    Liolaemus barbarne was recently described from northern Chile. However, the character states used to distinguish this species from Liolaemus puna are not exclusive. We reassessed the character states used for the diagnosis of L. barbarae and compared these with data from the type series and...

    Bursey, Charles R.; Goldberg, Stephen R.; Kraus, Fred // Journal of Parasitology; Oct2012, Vol. 98 Issue 5, p973 

    Megalobatrachonema papuaensis n. sp. (Ascaridida: Kathlaniidae) from the small intestine of Fojia bumui (Squamata: Scincidae) collected in Papua New Guinea is described and illustrated. Megalobatraehonemapapuaensis represents the first species from the Australian realm and the third species...

  • Snake, Rattle, and Roll.
    Duvall, David // Natural History; Nov86, Vol. 95 Issue 11, p66 

    Discusses how rattlesnakes elicit both great fear and great curiosity. Lack of knowledge about their habits in nature; Focus on migration habits; How the snakes follow chemical cues that guide them to their dens; Use of the sun for orientation purposes; Eating habits.

  • 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...

  • Comparative cytogenetics of two species of ground skinks: Scincella assata and S. cherriei (Squamata: Scincidae: Lygosominae) from Chiapas, Mexico.

    Standard karyotypes of two species of the genus Scincella, S. assata and S. cherriei, both from Chiapas State, Mexico, were described for the first time. The diploid chromosome number was 28 in S. assata, whereas 30 in S. cherriei. The karyotypes of the two species, while differing in the number...

  • A new species of the genus Lycodon Boie, 1826 from Laos (Squamata: Colubridae).
    VOGEL, Gernot; Truong Quang NGUYEN; KINGSADA, Phouthone; ZIEGLER, Thomas // North-Western Journal of Zoology; 2012, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p344 

    A new species of the genus Lycodon is described from northern Laos. It differs from the superficially similar Lycodon ruhstrati by the colouration of the body and venter, the number of bands on body and tail; from the Lycodon fasciatus group by the number of the bands, the unbanded venter and...

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