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Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Wade Sherbrooke

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book features detailed species accounts; gives information on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the role of these reptiles in mythology, culture, and art. It covers ... More


Five Species Found Only in Mexico

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

There are five species of horned lizards only found in Mexico. The giant horned lizard (Phrynosoma asio) is found only in semiarid basins of southwestern Mexico. The short-tail horned lizard ... More


Eight Species Found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses eight species of horned lizards found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It describes the characteristics and distribution of the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma ... More


Evolution of bird flight

John J. Videler

in Avian Flight

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299928
eISBN:
9780191714924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299928.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Bird flight began to evolve some 150 million years ago. This chapter discusses typical structures of the oldest bird-like fossils of Archaeopteryx. Conflicting scenarios — the arborial and cursorial ... More


The evolution of sexual size dimorphism in reptiles

Robert M. Cox, Marguerite A. Butler, and Henry B. John-Alder

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Most studies interpret reptilian sexual size dimorphism (SSD) as a means to reducing resource competition by way of sexual selection, fecundity selection, and natural selection. This chapter assesses ... More


Phylogenetic analysis of sexual dimorphism in eye-lid geckos (Eublepharidae): the effects of male combat, courtship behavior, egg size, and body size

Lukáš Kratochvíl and Daniel Frynta

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter summarizes research on sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in eye-lid geckos (Eublepharidae) by integrating morphological, behavioural, and life-history data, and using phylogenetic analyses to ... More


Development of sexual size dimorphism in lizards: testosterone as a bipotential growth regulator

Henry B. John-Alder and Robert M. Cox

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is widespread in lizards but little is known about why males are larger than females in most species, while the opposite is true in many others. This chapter presents ... More


Knowledge in Motion: Following Itineraries of Matter in the Early Modern World

Pamela H. Smith

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on “itineraries of matter,” or objects as traveling carriers of cultural practices and meanings, in the early modern world. It examines the role of red in the transmission of ... More


From Girdled Lizards to Knob-Scaled Lizards

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses girdled lizards (Cordylidae), African plated lizards (Gerrhosauridae), alligator lizards (Anguidae), and knob-scaled lizards (Xenosauridae). Cordylids, gerrhosaurids, and ... More


Lizards

L. Lee Grismer

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

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 ... More


Worm Lizards

L. Lee Grismer

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The worm lizards belong to a large group called Amphisbaenia, comprising of 24 genera and over 143 species. The worm lizards of Baja California belong to the family Bipedidae and are represented by a ... More


Introduction

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book discusses the horned lizards of North America. It examines their characteristics, activity patterns, and adaptations for survival. Horned lizards are represented by the genus Phrynosoma. ... More


Time and a Continent

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Horned lizards belong to the Iguanidae, which consists of 50 genera with more than 500 species. The iguanids are divided into eight different families, with horned lizards belonging to the ... More


Diversity of a Form

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on the characteristics, evolutionary history, and historical distribution of horned lizards. It discusses adaptive radiation, an evolutionary process that enabled horned lizards ... More


Identification Aids

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents a diagram of the hypothesized relationships of horned lizards. It provides a flow diagram that serves as a guide for identifying horned lizards. It also shows photographs of ... More


Convergence

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses convergent evolution, exemplified by the close genetic heritage of the horned lizards of the Iguanidae family and the Australian Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) of the Agamidae ... More


Monsters and Dragons of the Lizard World

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on Varanoid lizards, which form a natural monophyletic group consisting of three extant families: earless monitors (Lanthanotidae), beaded lizards and Gila monsters ... More


From Geckos to Blind Lizards

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses geckos, flap-footed lizards, worm lizards, and blind lizards. Geckos have striking colors, soft skin, and adhesive toe pads. Some Australian flap-footed lizards (Pygopodidae) ... More


Cycles of Activities

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the activity patterns of horned lizards, including their thermoregulatory behavior, dietary preferences, and hibernation. Horned lizards orient their bodies in relation to the ... More


Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Eric Pianka

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book provides a comprehensive reference on lizards ... More


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