Handbook of Lizards: Lizards of the United States and of Canada

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Cornell University Press, 1995 - Nature - 557 pages
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The most thorough treatment of lizards of the United States and Canada, Handbook of Lizards has become a landmark among herpetologists and lizard specialists. Hobart M. Smith spent years compiling and oganizing information on 136 species of lizards for this classic study. With more than 300 illustrations, including photographs, labeled drawings, range maps, and illustrated keys, this volume serves as a convenient ference guide to the study of North American lizards. Darrel Frost, a prominent lizard specialist, provides a foreword that underscores the work's relevance for herpetology today.In the first section, Smith covers in concise fashion the habits, life history, habitats, methods of collection and preservation, and structural features of lizards. The second section of the book considers each species under topics that are conveniently arranged for studying both living lizards and laboratory specimens: range, type, locality, size, color, scalation, recognition characters, habitat and habits, and references. Smith also discusses problems for further study and gives recommendations for special investigations of each species. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography.Hobart M. Smith is Professor of Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, Emeritus, at the University of Colorado.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Habitats
30
Folklore
48
American Saurologists
54
ACCOUNTS OF SPECIES
60
FAMILY IGUANIDAEThe Iguanids
87
Genus SauromalusThe Chuckwallas
108
Callisaurus draconoides ventralis HallowellEastern Gridiron
146
Urosaurus ornatus linearis BairdLined Uta
268
Urosaurus ornatus schmidti MittlemanBig Bend Uta
271
Urosaurus ornatus symmetricus BairdSymmetrical Uta
273
Urosaurus ornatus wrighti SchmidtNorthern Cliff Uta
274
Genus UtaThe Ground Utas
276
Uta stansbunana stansbunana Baird and GirardNorthern Ground Uta
277
Uta stansbunana hesperis RichardsonWestern Ground Uta
281
Uta stansburiana stejnegeri SchmidtStriped Ground Uta
283

The Pored Utiform Section
178
Sceloporus merriami annulatus SmithMerriams Mountain
190
Torquatus Group
196
Spinosus Group
203
Undulatus Group
214
Sceloporus undulatus hyactnthtnus GreenNorthern Fence
222
Sceloporus undulatus garman1 BoulengerNorthern Prairie
228
Sceloporus undulatus virgatus SmithStriped Plateau Lizard
234
Lizard
241
Sceloporus occidentalis taylori CampYosemite Fence Lizard
244
Sceloporus woodi StejnegerScrub Pine Lizard
246
Graciosus Group
248
Sceloporus graciosus gracilis Baird and GirardNorthern Moun tain Lizard
251
Sceloporus graciosus vandenburgianus CopeSouthern Mountain Lizard
254
Genus UrosaurusThe Climbing Utas
256
Urosaurus graciosus HallowellLongtailed Uta
259
Urosaurus microscutatus Van DenburghSmallscaled Uta
262
Urosaurus ornatus ornatus Baird and GirardTexas Tree Uta
264
Urosaurus ornatus chiricahuae MittlemanChiricahuan Tree Uta
266
The HornedLizard Section
287
Phrynosoma cornutum HarlanTexan Horned Lizard
290
Phrynosoma coronatum blainvillii GraySan Diego Horned Lizard
293
Phrynosoma coronatum frontale Van DenburghCalifornian Horned Lizard
295
Phrynosoma ditmarsi StejnegerHornless Horned Lizard
297
Phrynosoma douglassii douglassii BellPigmy Horned Lizard
299
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre GirardEastern Short horned Lizard
302
Phrynosoma douglassii hernandesi GirardMountain Short horned Lizard
304
FAMILY XANTUSIIDAEThe Platebellied Night Lizards
321
FAMILY SCINCIDAEThe Skinks
334
FAMILY LACERTIDAEThe Lacertids
398
runner
419
Cnemidophorus tesselatus stejneger1 Van DenburghWestern
426
FAMILY AMPHISBAENIDAEThe Ringed Lizards
431
FAMILY ANGUIDAEThe Lateral Fold Lizards
437
FAMILY HELODERMIDAEThe Venomous Lizards
471
General Literature
513
Literature Cited
538
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