Meroles ctenodactylus   (SMITH, 1838)

Meroles ctenodactylus   (SMITH, 1838)


          
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  • Alexander, G. & Marais, J. (2007) -  A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa -  Struik publishers, Cape Town.  

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  • Arnold, E.N. (2002) -  History and function of scale microornamentation in lacertid lizards. -  Journal of Morphology, 252 (2): 145-169.    

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  • Bauer, A.M. & Branch, W.R. (2001) -  The herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park and the adjacent Northern Richtersveld, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. -  Herpetological Natural History, 8 (2): 111-160.  

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  • Boulenger, G.A. (1906) -  Revised List of South African Reptiles and Batrachians. Family Lacertidae. -  Annals of the South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa, 5: 473-479.  

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  • Branch, W.R. (1981) -  An annotated checklist of the lizards of the Cape Province, South Africa. -  Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums Natural History, 13 (11): 141-165.    

  • Branch, W.R. (2013) -  Geographical distributions: Meroles ctenodactylus (Smith 1838) – Smith’s Desert Lizard. -  African Herp News, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 59: 54-56.   

  • Brown, R.P. (2005) -  Large Subunit Mitochondrial rRNA Secondary Structures and Site-Specific Rate Variation in Two Lizard Lineages -  Journal of Molecular Evolution, 60 (1): 45-56    

  • Burrage, B.R. (1978) -  Reptiles Collected from the West Coast of the Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. -  Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 81 (3): 265-271.  

  • Cooper Jr., W.E. & Whiting, M.J. (1999) -  Foraging modes in lacertid lizards from southern Africa. -  Amphibia-Reptilia, 20 (3): 299-311.    

  • Cunningham, P. (2013) -  Meroles ctenodactylus (Smith, 1838) Smith’s Desert Lizard. -  African Herp News, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 60: 22-23.  

  • Edwards, S. (2013) -  Patterns and processes of adaptation in lacertid lizards to environments in southern Africa.  -  Dissertation presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Zoology) in the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University, 2013. 186 S.     

  • 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.    

  • Fitzsimons, V.F.M. (1938) -  Transvaal Museum Expedition to South-West Africa and Little Namaqualand, May to August 1937 - Reptiles and Amphibians. -  Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 19 (2): 153-209.   

  • Griffin, M. (2002) -  Annotated Checklist and Provisional Conservation Status of Namibian Reptiles. -  Technical Reports of Scientific Services Nr. 1. Windhoek: Ministry of Environment and Tourism. 76 pp.    

  • Harris, D.J. (1999) -  Molecular systematics and evolution of lacertid lizards. -  Natura Croatica, Zagreb, 8 (3): 161-180.    

  • Harris, D.J. & Arnold, E.N. & Thomas, R.H. (1998) -  Relationships of lacertid lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae) estimated from mitochondrial DNA sequences and morphology. -  Proceedings of the Royal Society, 265: 1939-1948.    

  • 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.  

  • 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.    

  • Hewitt, J. (1910) -  A key to the South African species of Geckonidae, Scincidae, Gerrhosauridae, and Lacertidae, together with some notes on the specific characters and a brief summary of the known of their distribution. -  Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 2: 77-115.   

  • 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.  

  • Lewin, A. & Feldman, A. & Bauer, A.M. & Belmaker, J. & Broadley, D.G. & Chirio, L. & Itescu, Y. & LeBreton, M. & Maza, E. & Meirte, D. & Nagy, Z.T. & Novosolov, M. & Roll, U. & Tallowin, O. & Trape, J.-F. & Vidan, E. & Meiri, S. (2016) -  Patterns of species richness, endemism and environmental gradients of African reptiles. -  Journal of Biogeography, 43 (12): 2380-2390.    

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

  • Mayer, W. & Benyr, G. (1994) -  Albumin-Evolution und Phylogenese in der Familie Lacertidae. -  Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 96 B: 621-648.    

  • 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.    

  • Mertens, R. (1971) -  Die Herpetofauna Südwest-Afrikas. -  Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 529: 1-110.  

  • 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.    

  • Perry, G. (2007) -  Movement patterns in lizards: measurement, modality, and behavioral correlates. -  In: Lizard ecology: the evolutionary consequences of foraging mode. Cambridge University Press.  

  • Sclater, W.L. (1898) -  List of the Reptiles and Batrachians of South Africa, with descriptions of New Species. -  Annals of the South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 : 95-111.  

  • Smith, A. (1838) -  Contributions to the Natural History of Southern Africa. Art. VIII. -  Magazine of natural history, London, 2 (14): 92-94.  

  • Szczerbak, N.N. (1975) -  Catalog of the African Sand lizards. -  Naukova Dumka, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev. 83 pp.  

  • Szczerbak, N.N. (1989) -  Catalogue of the African Sand Lizards (Reptilia: Sauria: Eremiainae: Lampreremias, Pseuderemias, Taenieremias, Mesalina, Meroles). -  Herpetozoa, Wien, 1 (3/4): 119-132.