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Lizards

L. Lee Grismer

in Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2002 | ISBN: 9780520224179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925205 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0006
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The lizards of Baja California and the Sea of Cortés is represented by nine families, 21 genera, and 84 species. This chapter discusses the identification, taxonomy, distribution, geographic variation, and natural history of the following lizard fauna: Crotaphytidae (collard and leopard lizards), Iguanidae (iguanas and chuckwallas), Phynosomatidae (sand, rock, horned, spiny, fringe-toed, brush, and side-blotched lizards), Eublepharidae (eye-lidded geckos), Gekkonidae (Geckos), Teiidae (whiptails), Xantusiidae (night lizards), Scincidae (skinks), and Aguidae (legless and alligator lizards).

Keywords: lizards; Crotaphytidae; iguanas; chuckwallas; geckos; whiptails; night lizards; skinks; legless lizards; alligator lizards

Chapter.  102006 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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