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Bibliography of the genus
Callisaurus (Zebra-tailed Lizard)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Phrynosomatidae)

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Callisaurus draconoides

Adest, G.A. 1978. The relations of the sand lizards Uma, Callisaurus and Holbrookia (Sauria: Iguanidae): an electrophoretic study. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.

Adest, G.A. 1987. Genetic differentiation among populations of the zebratail lizard, Callisaurus draconoides (Sauria: Iguanidae). Copeia 1987(4): 854-859.

Anderson, R.; Karasov, W.H. 1981. Contrasts in energy intake and expenditure in sit-and-wait and widely foraging lizards. Oecologia (Heidelberg) 49(1): 67-72.

Belkin, D.A. 1961. The running speeds of the lizards Dipsosaurus darsalis and Callisaurus draconoides. Copeia 2: 223-224.

Bergmann, P.J.; Hobbs, A.M.; Kavalench, M.L.; Russell, A.P. 2004. Modulated but conserved segmental growth of the original tail in Callisaurus draconoides (Phrynosomatidae) and Calotes versicolor (Agamidae). Herpetologica 60(1): 62-74.

Bezy, R.L. 2011. Zebra-tailed Lizard, Callisaurus draconoides Blainville, 1853. Sonoran Herpetologist 24(3): 23-26.

Blazquez, M.C.; Ortega-Rubio, A. 1996. Lizard winter activity at Baja California Sur, Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 33(2): 247-253.

Bogert, C.M.; Dorson, E.E. 1942. A new lizard of the genus Callisaurus from Sonora. Copeia 1942: 173-175.

Bulova, S.J. 1994. Ecological correlates of population and individual variation in antipredator behavior of two species of desert lizards. Copeia 1994(4): 980-992.

Burt, C.E. 1931. On the occurrence of a throat-fan in Callisaurus ventralis gabbii and two species of Crotaphytus. Copeia 1931: 58.

Chen, L.; Tonia, H.S.; Goldman, D.I. 2012. Multi-functional foot use during running in the zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides). Journal of Experimental Biology 215(18): 3293-3308.

Clarke, R.F. 1965. An ethological study of the iguanid lizard genera Callisaurus, Cophosaurus and Holbrookia. Emporia State Research Studies 13: 7-66.

Cooper, W.E. 2010. Pursuit deterrence varies with predation risks affecting escape behaviour in the lizard Callisaurus draconoides. Animal Behaviour 80(2): 249-256.

Cooper, W.E. 2010. Risks associated with predator immobility, movement direction, and turn direction similarly affect pursuit-deterrent signaling and escape by Zebra-tailed Lizards (Callisaurus draconoides). Ethology 116(9): 866-875.

Cooper, W.E. 2010. Timing during predator-prey encounters, duration and directedness of a putative pursuit-deterrent signal by the zebra-tailed lizard, Callisaurus draconoides. Behaviour 147(13-14): 1675-1691.

Cooper, W.E. 2011. Pursuit deterrence, predation risk, and escape in the lizard Callisaurus draconoides. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65(9): 1833-1841.

Cooper, W.E. 2015. Age affects escape behavior by the zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides) more strongly than in other lizards. Amphibia-Reptilia 36(1): 37-44.

Cooper, W.E.; Sherbrooke, W.C. 2015. Stop-and-go approach by a predator: a novel predation risk factor for the phrynosomatid lizards Sceloporus virgatus and Callisaurus draconoides. Amphibia-Reptilia 36(4): 401-409.

Cooper, W.E.; Sherbrooke, W.C. 2015. Fear and dread: starting distance, escape decisions and time hiding in refuge. Behaviour 152(10): 1371-1389.

Cooper, W.E.; Sherbrooke, W.C. 2015. Monitoring by prey that does not reveal awareness by turning toward approaching predators. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69(8): 1377-1382.

Cooper, W.E.; Sherbrooke, W.C. 2016. Strategic escape direction: orientation, turning, and escape trajectories of Zebra-tailed Lizards (Callisaurus draconoides). Ethology 122(7): 542-551.

Cope, E.D. 1896. On the genus Callisaurus. American Naturalist 30: 1049-1050.

Cox, D.C.; Tanner, W.W. 1977. Osteology and myology of the head and neck regions of Callisaurus, Cophosaurus, Holbrookia and Uma (Reptilia: Iguanidae). Great Basin Naturalist 37(1): 35-56.

Dibble, C.J.; Boyd, A.; Lemos-Espinal, J.A.; Smith, G.R.; Ogle, M.E. 2007. Natural history notes: Callisaurus draconoides (Zebra-tailed Lizard). Diet; clutch size. Herpetological Review 38(1): 75-76.

Eifler, D.A.; Eifler, M.A. 2010. Characteristics and use of the tail in signaling by the zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides). Southwestern Naturalist 55(1): 104-109.

Etheridge, R.E. 1961. Additions to the herpetological fauna of Isla Cerralvo in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Herpetologica 17: 57-60.

Fosdick, M.K. 1968. Distributional records from a collection of reptiles from western and central Mexico. Herpeton 3(1): 1-3.

Frost, C.L.; Bergmann, P.J. 2012. Spatial distribution and habitat utilization of the Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides). Journal of Herpetology 46(2): 203-208.

Galina, P.; Blazquez, C.; Veiga, J.P.; Salvador, A. 1998. Natural history notes: Cnemidophorus hyperythrus (Orange-throated Whiptail) and Callisaurus draconoides (zebra-tailed lizard). Predation and diet. Herpetological Review 29(4): 237.

Gerson, M.M. 2016. Patterns of space use in Zebra-tailed Lizards (Callisaurus draconoides) in Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11(1): 112-121.

Goldberg, S.R. 2015. Nature notes: Callisaurus draconides. Reproduction. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(4): 517.

Goldberg, S.R. 2015. Reproduction of the Zebra-tailed Lizard, Callisaurus draconoides (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae), from Baja California Sur, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(4): 510-514.

Grenot, C.J.; Alvarez, S.; Ortega, A. 1994. Sur le comportement thermoregulateur et les sites nocturnes de repos de quelques lézards de Basse Californie Sud. Bulletin de la Societe Herpetologique de France 65-66: 1-13.

Grismer, L.L. 1999. An evolutionary classification of reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Herpetologica 55(4): 446-469.

Hague, M.T.J.; Routman, E.J. 2016. Does population size affect genetic diversity? A test with sympatric lizard species. Heredity 116(1): 92-98.

Hammerson, G.A.; Frost, D.R.; Gadsden, H. 2007. Callisaurus draconoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T64061A12732970. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T64061A12732970.en.

Hasson, O.; Hibbard, R.; Ceballos, G. 1989. The pursuit deterrent function of tail-wagging in the Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides). Canadian Journal of Zoology 67(5): 1203-1209.

Hollingsworth, B.D.; Valdez-Villavicencio, J.H.; Galina-Tessaro, P.; Mahrdt, C.R.; Stepek, M.A. 2016. Nature notes: Masticophis fuliginosus (Cope, 1895). Diet. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(3): 746-748.

Irschick, D.J.; Jayne, B.C. 1998. Effects of incline on speed, acceleration, body posture and hindlimb kinematics in two species of lizard Callisaurus draconoides and Uma scoparia. Journal of Experimental Biology 201(2): 273-287.

Irschick, D.J.; Jayne, B.C. 1999. A field study of the effects of incline on the escape locomotion of a bipedal lizard, Callisaurus draconoides. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72(1): 44-56.

Irschick, D.J.; Jayne, B.C. 1999. Comparative three-dimensional kinematics of the hindlimb for high-speed bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion of lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 202(9): 1047-1065.

Karasov, W.H.; Anderson, R.A. 1998. Correlates of average daily metabolism of field-active zebra-tailed lizards (Callisaurus draconoides). Physiological Zoology 71(1): 93-105.

Kay, F.R. 1972. Activity patterns of Callisaurus draconoides at Saratoga Springs, Death Valley, California. Herpetologica 28(1): 65-69.

Kay, F.R.; Miller, B.W.; Miller, C.L. 1970. Food habits and reproduction of Callisaurus draconoides in Death Valley, California. Herpetologica 26: 431-436.

Keehn, J.E.; Nieto, N.C.; Tracy, C.R.; Gienger, C.M.; Feldman, C.R. 2013. Evolution on a desert island: body size divergence between the reptiles of Nevada's Anaho Island and the mainland around Pyramid Lake. Journal of Zoology (London) 291(4): 269-278.

Knowlton, G.F.; Smith, C.F. 1935. The desert gridiron-tailed lizard. Copeia 1935: 102.

Korff, W.L.; McHenry, M.J. 2011. Environmental differences in substrate mechanics do not affect sprinting performance in sand lizards (Uma scoparia and Callisaurus draconoides). Journal of Experimental Biology 214(1): 122-130.

Lannom, J.R. 1962. A different method of catching the desert lizards, Callisaurus and Uma. Copeia 1962: 437-438.

Lindell, J.; Mendez-de la Cruz, F.R.; Murphy, R.W. 2005. Deep genealogical history without population differentiation: Discordance between mtDNA and allozyme divergence in the Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36(3): 682-694.

Maisano, J.A. 2002. Postnatal skeletal ontogeny in Callisaurus draconoides and Uta stansburiana (Iguania: Phrynosomatidae). Journal of Morphology 251(2): 114-139.

Martin del Campo, R. 1943. Callisaurus draconoides bogerti, subsp. nov. Anales del Instituto de Biologia Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Serie Zoologia 14(2): 619-021.

Mays, C.E.; Nickerson, M.A. 1968. Nocturnal behaviour in iguanid lizards and possible correlation with roadkills. Herpetologica 24: 258-259.

Muth, A. 1977. Body temperatures and associated postures of the zebra-tailed lizard, Callisaurus draconoides. Copeia 1977(1): 122-125.

Muth, A. 1977. Thermoregulatory postures and orientation to the sun: a mechanistic evaluation for the zebra-tailed lizard, Callisaurus draconoides. Copeia 1977(4): 189-190.

Norris, K.S. 1948. Arboreal habits and feeding of the gridiron-tailed lizard. Herpetologica 4(6): 217-218.

Ortega, A.; Gonzalez-Romero, A.; Barbault, R. 1986. Rythmes journaliers d'activite et partage des ressources dans une communaute de lézards du desert de sonora, Mexique. Revue d'Ecologie la Terre et la Vie 41(4): 355-360.

Ortega-Rubio, A.; Galina-Tessaro, P.; Alvarez-Cardenas, S. 1994. Behavior of the zebra-tailed lizard during a total solar eclipse. Texas Journal of Science 46(2): 121-126.

Packard, G.C. 1970. Eccritic temperatures of zebratailed lizards on the Mojave desert. Herpetologica 26: 168-172.

Packard, G.C.; Packard, M.J. 1970. Eccritic temperatures of Zebra-tailed lizards in the Mohave Desert. Herpetologica 26: 168-172.

Pianka, E.R.; Parker, W.S. 1972. Ecology of the iguanid lizard Callisaurus draconoides. Copeia 1972(3): 493-508.

Pietruszka, R.D. 1986. Search tactics of desert lizards: how polarized are they? Animal Behaviour 34(6): 1742-1758.

Powers, A.L. 1975. Death-feigning behavior in the zebra-tailed lizard. Bulletin Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Society 13(3): 2.

Quijada, A. 1988. Life history notes: Callisaurus draconoides (Zebra-tailed Lizard). Feeding. Herpetological Review 19(4): 83.

Quijada-Mascarenas, A. 1992. Feeding and foraging of Callisaurus draconoides (Sauria: Phrynosomatidae) in the intertidal zone of coastal Sonora. Southwestern Naturalist 37(3): 311-314.

Richardson, C.H. 1915. Reptiles of northwestern Nevada and adjacent territory. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 48: 403-435.

Sassenburg, L. 1973. Vergesellschaftung von Leguanen und Zebrafinken. Falke 20(4): 137.

Scheidt, V.N. 1986. Life history notes: Callisaurus draconoides (Zebra-tailed Lizard). Behavior. Herpetological Review 17(2): 47.

Smith, D.D.; Medica, P.A.; Sanborn, S.R. 1987. Ecological comparison of sympatric populations of sand lizards (Cophosaurus texanus and Callisaurus draconoides). Great Basin Naturalist 47(2): 175-185.

Smith, H.M.; Cochran, D.M. 1956. Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus Cope revived for the western fringe-footed lizard, Callisaurus draconoides gabbi Cope. Herpetologica 12: 153-154.

Smith, P.W.; Hensley, M.M. 1959. Notes on a small collection of amphibians and reptiles from the vicinity of the Pinacate lava cap in north-western Sonora, Mexico. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 61: 64-76.

Soulé, M. 1963. Aspects of thermoregulation in nine species of lizards from Baja California. Copeia 1963: 107-115.

Strecker, J.K. 1929. The type localities of Callisaurus ventralis ventralis (Hallowell) and Sceloporus occidentalis biseriatus (Hallowell). Contr. Baylor Univ. Mus. Waco 18: 5.

Tanner, W.W.; Krogh, J.E. 1974. Variations in activity as seen in four sympatric lizard species of southern Nevada. Herpetologica 30(3): 303-308.

Tanner, W.W.; Krogh, J.E. 1975. Ecology of the zebra-tailed lizard Callisaurus draconoides at the Nevada test site. Herpetologica 31(1): 302-316.

Vitt, L.J. 1977. Observations on clutch and egg size and evidence for multiple clutches in some lizards of southwestern United States. Herpetologica 33(3): 333-338.

Vitt, L.J.; Ohmart, R.D. 1977. Ecology and reproduction of Lower Colorado River lizards: 1. Callisaurus draconoides (Iguanidae). Herpetologica 33(2): 214-222.

Wilgenbusch, J.; Queiroz, K. de 2000. Phylogenetic relationships among the phrynosomatid Sand Lizards inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences generated by heterogeneous evolutionary processes. Systematic Biology 49(3): 592-612.

Wong, H.; Mellink, E.; Hollingsworth, B.D. 1995. Proposed recent overwater dispersal by Callisaurus draconoides to Isla Danzante, Gulf of California, Mexico. Herpetological Natural History 3(2): 179-182.

Zweifel, R.G.; Norris, K.S. 1955. Contribution to the herpetology of Sonora, Mexico: descriptions of new subspecies of snakes (Micruroides euryxanthus and Lampropeltis getulus) and miscellaneous collecting notes. American Midland Naturalist 54: 230-249.