Abstract

Further clarification of the taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships of Eumeces gilberti and Eumeces skiltonianus is achieved by the comparisons of the skull, mandible elements, and the anterior myology of these two species. Figures are provided to compliment the descriptions. The study confirms their close relationship and few differences are observed. E. skiltonianus, however, appears to have more anatomical plasticity which suggests that E. gilberti may have arisen from the former.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1970-07-28

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd256

Keywords

Eumeces gilberti; Eumeces skiltonianus; Skinks; Lizards

Language

English

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