Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum

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order of the Trustees, 1845 - Lacertidae - 289 pages
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Page 232 - Gray, blackspotted ; wings black-spotted ; throat gray ; pouch of the male elongate ; scales of the back rather unequal, rhombic, keeled, of the sides rather smaller ; sides with a series of large keeled scales ; ears rather sunk, with unequal flat scales ; tail slender, with a central keel above and five more small ones on the sides ; base dilated, with five nearly equidistant equal keels above. D.
Page 230 - Dragon, has moderate scales, rather rhombic ; the sides with a series of rather larger scales, placed in roundish groups ; orbit with a small bony point at back and front angle ; wings with large brown spots near the body, and largely marbled near the outer edge ; a black band across the throat ; base of the pouch blue-black ; the limbs moderate. * * Nape not crested. D, Nacuralopogon, the Red-Throated Dragon.
Page 229 - Timorentit of Schlegel. It has flat scales, rather large, smooth, unequal, with a row of rather larger keeled scales upon and on each side of the vertebral line; wings reddish, brown-spotted ; lateral pouches (of male) moderate, rounded at the end, covered with large keeled scales ; sides with an interrupted series of large keeled scales.
Page 226 - Teeth implanted on the end of the jaws. Tongue short, depressed, apex entire or slightly nicked. Eyelids connivent, valvular. Feet, for walking. Toes all free, unequal ; the thumb of the hind feet on the same plane as the other toes ; the little toes lower down on the ankle than the thumb. The thumb is anterior and internal, and the great toe of the hind feet occupies the same position, the thigh and foot being bent forwards. This is proved by analogy ; this toe being the one that is clawless in...
Page 228 - Angle of mouth simple. Toes toothed on the sides. 32. Megalochilus. — Angle of mouth fringed. Toes fringed on the sides. e. Femoral pores distinct. Pre-anal pores none. Ears exposed. Scales small, granular. Back not crested. 33.
Page 230 - Kuhl, the Fringed Flying-Lizard. Scales of the back small, equal, mostly smooth ; the throat with many circular spaces, covered with larger granular scales ; head white, brown-netted ; lateral pouches of male elongate, angular, acute, covered with large keeled scales ; wings with short whitish longitudinal lines ; sides with a series of small triangular keeled scales, placed in groups of two or three ; nostrils sub-superior.
Page 128 - Head depressed, broad, rounded in front, with a large oblong erect rostral plate. Nostrils lateral, in a distinct nasal shield behind the edge of the muzzle, and with a slit to the hinder lower and sometimes to the front upper edge of the plate. Mouth small, lunate, inferior, above edged by the shields on the side of the head, upper labial shields none. Crown covered with 3 series of 6-sided scale-like shields, the middle ones representing the internasal, frontal and interparietal shields.
Page 243 - Parotids swollen, with some spines above. The nape and back with a low crest. Tail tapering. Face-ridge distinct, with enlarged imbricated scales. 17. Gindalia. — Parotids rather swollen, with 2 or 3 spines above. Nape and back not crested. Tail tapering, round. Face-ridge indistinct. B. Femoral pores distinct. a. Scales rhombic, placed in rings. Toes fringed on each side. Back crested. Throat lax, folded across. 18. Lophura. — Back and tail with a fin-like crest, supported by bony rays. Head...
Page 226 - Catalogue,' is as follows : — I. Body compressed. Living on trees. A. Femoral and pre-anal pores none. Scales imbricate. Asiatic.
Page 226 - Ribs simple. Back crested. * Toes 4 or 5. Ears exposed. 4. Sitana. — Males with an elongated pouch. Females without any pouch. ** Toes 5 — 5. Tail with elongated keeled scales beneath. Scales of back small, often with scattered larger ones. t Ears hidden under the skin.

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