Meroles anchietae   (BOCAGE, 1867)

Meroles anchietae   (BOCAGE, 1867)


          
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  • Edwards, S. & Herrel, A. & Vanhooydonck, B. & Measey, G.J. & Tolley, K.A. (2016) -  Diving in head first: trade-offs between phenotypic traits and sand-diving predator escape strategy in Meroles desert lizards.  -  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119 (4): 919-931.    

  • Evans, J.S. & Eifler, D.A. & Eifler, M.A. (2017) -  Sand-diving as an escape tactic in the lizard Meroles anchietae. -  Journal of Arid Environments, 140: 1-5.    

  • Fitzpatrick, S.W. (2017) -  Meroles anchietae. (Shovel-snouted Lizard). Diet. -  Herpetological Review, Lawrence, 48 (1): 194.   

  • Goldberg, S.R. & Robinson, M.D. (1979) -  Reproduction in two Namib Desert lacertid lizards (Aporosaura anchietae and Meroles cuneirostris). -  Herpetologica, 35 (2): 169-175.  

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  • Harris, D.J. & Arnold, E.N. & Arnold, E.N. (1998) -  Rapid speciation, morphological evolution and adaptation to extreme environments in Sand lizards (Meroles) as revealed by mitochondrial gene sequences. -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 10: 37-48.  

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  • Herrmann, H.-W. & Branch, W.R. (2013) -  Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. -  Journal of Arid Environments, 93: 94-115.    

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  • Holm, E. (1972) -  Physiological, morphological and behavioural adaptations of the ultrapsammophetons Namib Desert lizard Aporosaura anchietae (Bocage). -  Madoqua, 1 (2): 67-85.  

  • Holm, E. (1973) -  The influence of constant temperatures upon the circadian rhythm of the Namib Desert dune lizard Aporosaura anchietae Bocage. -  Madoqua (Ser. 2), 2 (66): 33-41.  

  • Iiyambo, N. & Eifler, D. & Marais, E. & Kirchhof, S. (2016) -  Meroles anchietae Shovel-snouted Dune Lizard, Size, growth and longevity. -  African Herp News, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 63: 12-15.  

  • Kirchhof, S. & Rödel, M.-O. & Mueller, J. (2016) -  Does climate change drive extinction risk in Namibian lizards (Lacertidae). -  Oral presentation, 12th Conference Herpetological Association of Africa. – African Herp News, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 63: 38.    

  • Lamb, T. & Bauer A.M. (2003) -  Meroles revisited: complementary systematic inference from additional mitochondrial genes and complete taxon sampling of southern Africa`s desert lizards. -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 29 (2): 360-364.  

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  • Liu, E.F. & Buchanan, C.A. & Eifler, M.A. & Eifler, D.A. (2019) -  Meroles anchietae Shovel-snouted Lizard. Cannibalism. -  Herpetological Review, 50 (3): 580.  

  • Louw, G.N. & Holm, E. (1972) -  Physiological, morphological and behavioural adaptations of the ultrapsammophetons Namib Desert lizard Aporosaura anchietae (Bocage). -  Madoqua, 1 (2): 67-85.  

  • Loveridge, A. (1936) -  African reptiles and amphibians in Field Museum of Natural History. - Lacertidae. -  Publication (Field Museum of Natural History), 22 (1): 59-63.  

  • Marques, M.P. & Ceríaco, L.M.P. & Blackburn, D.C. & Bauer, A.M. (2018) -  Diversity and distribution of the amphibians and terrestrial reptiles of Angola: Atlas of historical and bibliographic records (1840-2017). -  Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 65, Supplement II: 1-501.    

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  • Mayer, W. & Berger-Dell´Mour, H. (1988) -  Proteinelektrophoretische Untersuchungen zur Systematik der Gattungen Aporosaura, Meroles, Pedioplanis und Heliobolus (Sauria: Lacertidae) aus Südwest-Afrika. -  Herpetozoa, Wien, 1 (1/2): 23-29.    

  • Mayer, W. & Richter, K. (1990) -  Die Wüstenrenner-Eidechsen Namibias – Vorkommen, Pflege und Zucht. -  herpetofauna, 12 (66): 21-30.  

  • McBrayer, L.D. (2004) -  The relationship between skull morphology, biting performance and foraging mode in Kalahari lacertid lizards. -  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 140 (3): 403-416.    

  • Meiri, S. (2008) -  Evolution and ecology of lizard body sizes. -  Global Ecology and Biogeography, 17 (6): 724-734.    

  • Meiri, S. & Bauer, A.M. & Chirio, L. & Colli, G.R. & Das, I. & Doan, T.M. & Feldman, A. & Herrera, F.-C. & Novosolov, M. & Pafilis, P. Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Powney, G. & Torres-Carvajal, O. & Uetz, P. & Van Damme, R. (2013) -  Are lizards feeling the heat? A tale of ecology and evolution under two temperatures. -  Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22: 834-845.    

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  • Murray, G.W. & Schramm, D. (1987) -  A comparative study of the diet of the wedge-snouted sand lizard, Meroles cuneirostris (Strauch), and the sand diving lizard, Aporosaura achietae (Bocage), (Lacertidae), in the Namib Desert. -  Madoqua 15 (1): 55-61.   

  • Nagy, K.A. & Shemanski, D.R. (2009) -  Observations on diet and seed digestion in a Sand Dune Lizard, Meroles anchietae. -  African Journal of Herpetology, Johannesburg, South Africa, 58 (1): 39 - 43.  

  • Pérez i de Lanuza, G. & Font, E. (2016) -  The evolution of colour pattern complexity: selection for conspicuousness favours contrasting within-body colour combinations in lizards -  Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29 (5): 942-951.    

  • Robinson, M.D. (1990) -  Summer field energetics of the Namib desert dune lizard Aporosaura anchietae (Lacertidae), and its relation to reproduction. -  Journal of Arid Environments, 18: 207-215.  

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