Meroles cuneirostris   (STRAUCH, 1867)

Meroles cuneirostris   (STRAUCH, 1867)


          
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  • Childers, J.L. & Eifler, D.A. (2015) -  Intraspecific behavioural variation in the lacertid lizard Meroles cuneirostris (Strauch, 1867) (Sauria: Lacertidae). -  African Journal of Herpetology, Johannesburg, South Africa, 64 (1): 54-66.    

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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.    

  • Eifler, D. & Eifler, M. (2014) -  Escape tactics in the lizard Meroles cuneirostris. -  Amphibia-Reptilia, 35 (4): 383-389.    

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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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  • 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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  • 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.   

  • Olmo, E. & Odierna, G. & Capriglione, T. (1987) -  Evolution of sex-chromosomes in lacertid lizards. -  Chromosoma, 96: 33-38.    

  • 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.    

  • 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.  

  • Sende, E.N. (2011) -  A study of the feeding behaviour of the Wedge-Snouted lizard (Meroles cuneirostris) in the Pro-Namib dune valleys. -  National Diploma Nature Conservation, Polytechnic of Namibia: 16 pp.  

  • Strauch, A. (1867) -  Bemerkungen über die Eidechsengattung Scapteira Fitz. -  Mélanges biologiques tirés du Bulletin de l`Académie impériale des sciences de St. Pétersbourg, 6: 403-426.  

  • Strauch, A. (1868) -  Bemerkungen über die Eidechsen-Gattung Scapteira (Fitz.). -  Bulletin de l`Académie impériale des sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, (3) 12: 313-328.   

  • Stuart, C.T. (1980) -  A note of tail regeneration in a sample of Meroles cuneirostris from the central Namib Desert. -  Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23: 13.   

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  • Turner, A.A. (2014) -  Meroles cuneirostris (Strauch, 1867) Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard. -  In: Bates, F.M., Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M., Burger, M., Marais, J., Alexander, G.J. & M.S. de Villiers (Eds): Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. - Sanbi, Pretoria. p. 163.   

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  • White, L. (2012) -  Home range and spacing patterns of the Wedge Snouted lizard, Meroles cuneirostris. -  7th World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada. African Herp News, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 58: 80-81.   

  • Wilén, M. (2011) -  Experimental Thermoregulation in the Wedge-Snouted Lizard (Meroles cuneirostris). -  Elective Course in Neuroscience, 30 c, Spring Semester 2011 Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Sweden. 34 pp.