Abstract

Blainville (1835) wrote the first description of a sand lizard and named it Callisaurus draconoides. Since his time various authors have published articles concerning sand lizards. Girard (1851) described Holbrookia maculata, Trochel (1852) described Cophosaurus texanus, and that same year Baird and Girard synonymized Cophosaurus with Holbrookia providing the name Holbrookia texana, which has stood for over 100 years. Subsequently, Baird (1858) described Uma notata.

Degree

PhD

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1976-12-01

Document Type

Dissertation

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd151

Keywords

Lizards; Anatomy; Skeleton; Muscles

Language

English

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Life Sciences Commons

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