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Bibliography of the family
(Girdled Lizards)

(Reptilia: Sauria)

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Adolphs, K. 1996. Bibliographie der Gürtelechsen und Schildechsen (Reptilia: Sauria: Cordylidae & Gerrhosauridae). Squamata Verlag, Sankt Augustin, Germany. 255 pp.

Adolphs, K. 2006. Bibliotheca Cordyliformium. Neues Quellenverzeichnis der Gürtelschweife und Schildechsen (Reptilia, Cordylidae & Gerrhosauridae). Squamata Verlag, Sankt Augustin. 303 pp.

Bauer, A.M.; Lang, M.; Günther, R. 1994. An annotated type catalogue of the pygopods, xantusiids, gerrhosaurs and cordylids (Reptilia: Squamata: Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae, Gerrhosauridae and Cordylidae) in the collection of the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 70(1): 85-92.

Bissinger, B.E.; Simon, C.A. 1979. Comparison of tongue extrusions in representatives of six families of lizards. Journal of Herpetology 13(2): 133-139.

Börner, A.R. 1972. Contribution to the Systematics of Scincomorpha. Miscellaneous Articles Saurology 1: 1-7.

Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2. Iguanidae, Xenosauridae, Zonuridae, Anguidae, Anniellidae, Helodermatidae, Varanidae, Xantusiidae, Teiidae, Amphisbaenidae. British Museum (Natural History), London. 497 pp.

Branch, W.R. 1984. Cape lizards. 7. Plated and girdled lizards. Naturalist (Port Elizabeth) 28(2): 21-27.

Branch, W.R. 1985. Cape lizards. 8 Girdled lizards and their relatives. Naturalist (Port Elizabeth) 29(3): 10-18.

Branch, W.R. 2015. Book review: Girdled Lizards and Their Relatives. Natural History, Captive Care and Breeding. Herpetological Review 46(2): 281-283.

Broadley, D.G. 1971. Familie Gürtelechsen [Gürtelechsen, Nachtechsen und Schienenechsen]. pp. 269-275. In: Grzimek, B. (ed.). Grzimeks Tierleben. Enzyklopädie des Tierreiches. Vol. 6. Kriechtiere. Kindler Verlag, Zürich.

Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types de cordylides et de dibamides (reptiles, sauriens) du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Section A Zoologie Biologie et Ecologie Animales 7(1): 249-265.

Cooper, W.; Wyk, J.H. van; Mouton, R. le F.N.; Al-Johany, A.M.; Lemos-Espinal, J.A.; Paulissen, M.A.; Flowers, M. 2000. Lizard antipredatory behaviors preventing extraction from crevices. Herpetologica 56(3): 394-401.

Cooper, W.E.; Steele, L.J. 1999. Lingually mediated discriminations among prey chemicals and control stimuli in cordyliform lizards: presence in a gerrhosaurid and absence in two cordylids. Herpetologica 55(3): 361-368.

Cooper, W.E.; Whiting, M.J.; Wyk, J.H. van 1997. Foraging modes of cordyliform lizards. South African Journal of Zoology 32(1): 9-13.

Dollinger, P. (ed.) 1985. Identification manual. Vol. 3. Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Lausanne, Switzerland. 266pp.

Frost, D.R.; Janies, D.; Mouton, R. le F.N.; Titus, T. 2001. A molecular perspective on the phylogeny of the girdled lizards (Cordylidae, Squamata). American Museum Novitates 3310: 1-10.

Haikal, I. 1971. Beobachtungen an einem Gürtelschweif. Aquarien und Terrarien (Leipzig) 18(8): 277.

Herselman, Y.M.; Mouton, P. le F.N.; Wyk, J.H. van 1992. Paraphyletic genera in the family Cordylidae. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 40: 27.

Hewitt, J. 1910. Description of a new species of Platysaurus and notes on the specific characters of certain species of Zonuridae, together with synoptical keys to all the known South African species and a résumé of our knowledge on their distribution: and a key to the known genera of South African lizards. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 2(1): 29-40.

Hoser, R.T. 2013. A revised taxonomy for the lizard families Gerrhosauridae and Cordylidae. Australasian Journal of Herpetology 21: 3-32.

Lambiris, A.J.L. 1992. Preliminary remarks on the use of osteoderms as an adjunct to the taxonomy of southern African lizards. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 40: 14-18.

Lang, M. 1991. Generic relationships within Cordyliformes (Reptilia: Squamata). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Biologie 61: 121-188.

Lee, M.S.Y. 2000. Tree robustness and clade significance. Systematic Biology 49(4): 829-836.

Losos, J.B.; Mouton, R. le F.N.; Bickel, R.; Cornelius, I.; Ruddock, L. 2002. The effect of body armature on escape behaviour in cordylid lizards. Animal Behaviour 64(2): 313-321.

Loveridge, A. 1944. Revision of the African lizards of the family Cordylidae. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 95: 1-118.

Matz, G. 1972. Les Cordylidés. Aquarama (Paris) 6(20): 45-48.

Matz, G. 1973. Gürtelechsen. 1. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 26(1): 28-29.

Matz, G. 1973. Gürtelechsen. 2. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 26(2): 65-67.

Mouton, P. le F.N. 1997. Family Cordylidae. pp. 19-23. In: Wyk, J.H. van (ed.). Proceedings of the FitzSimons Commemorative Symposium (South African lizards: 50 years of progress) and Third H.A.A. Symposium on African herpetology: held at the Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-15 October 1993. Herpetological Association of Africa, Matieland. 227 pp.

Mouton, P. le F.N.; Flemming, A.F.; Broeckhoven, C. 2014. Generation gland morphology in cordylid lizards: an evolutionary perspective. Journal of Morphology 275(4): 456-464.

Mouton, P. le F.N.; Flemming, A.F.; Stanley, E. 2012. Synchronized versus asynchronized breeding in cordylid lizards: an evolutionary perspective. Journal of Zoology (London) 288(3): 191-198.

Mouton, P. le F.N.; Wyk, J.H. van 1992. Evolutionary tendencies in the function of colour in the lizard family Cordylidae. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 40: 28.

Mouton, P. le F.N.; Wyk, J.H. van 1997. Adaptive radiation in cordyliform lizards: an overview. African Journal of Herpetology 46(2): 78-88.

Mouton, R. le F.N.; Rensburg, D.A.J. van; Wyk, J.H. van 2010. Epidermal glands in cordylid lizards, with special reference to generation glands. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158(2): 312-324.

Odierna, G.; Canapa, A.; Andreone, F.; Aprea, G.; Barucca, M.; Capriglione, T.; Olmo, E. 2002. A phylogenetic analysis of Cordyliformes (Reptilia: Squamata): Comparison of molecular and karyological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23(1): 37-42.

Olmo, E.; Capriglione, T.; Odierna, G.; Caputo, V.; Canapa, A. 1995. Results and perspectives in the study of scincomorph karyology. pp. 53-67. In: Llorente, G.A.; Montori, A.; Santos, X. & Carretero, M.A. (eds.). Scientia Herpetologica: papers submitted from the 7th Ordinary General Meeting of Societas Europaea Herpetologica, Barcelona, September 15-19, 1993. Asociacion Herpetologica Espanola, Barcelona. 385 pp.

Olmo, E.; Odierna, G. 1980. Chromosomal evolution and DNA of cordylid lizards. Herpetologica 36(4): 311-316.

Pletzen, R. van 1946. The cranial morphology of Cordylus with special reference to the cranial kinesis. Annals of the University of Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch) 24A(3): 41-68.

Power, J.H. 1930. On the South African Species of the Genus Zonurus. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 14(1): 11-19.

Reissig, J. 2014. Girdled Lizards and their Relatives: Natural History, Captive Care and Breeding. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 249 pp.

Reissig, J. 2014. Gürtelschweife. Biologie, Haltung und Zucht. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 249 pp.

Rensburg, D.A.J. van; Mouton, R. le F.N.; Niekerk, A. van 2009. Why cordylid lizards are black at the south-western tip of Africa. Journal of Zoology (London) 278(4): 333-341.

Revell, L.J.; Johnson, M.A.; Schulte, J.A.; Kolbe, J.J.; Losos, J.B. 2007. A phylogenetic test for adaptive convergence in rock-dwelling lizards. Evolution 61(12): 2898-2912.

Rieppel, O. 1980. The trigeminal jaw adductor musculature of Tupinambis, with comments on the phylogenetic relationships of the Teiidae (Reptilia, Lacertilia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 69(1): 1-29.

Schlegel, H. 1834. Monographie van het geslacht Zonurus. Tijdschr. Natuurl. Geschied. Physiol. (Amsterdam) 1: 203-221.

Stanley, E.L.; Bauer, A.M.; Jackman, T.R.; Branch, W.R.; Mouton, R. le F.N. 2011. Between a rock and a hard polytomy: rapid radiation in the rupicolous girdled lizard (Squamata: Cordylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58(1): 53-70.

Switak, K.H. 1980. Vom Sonnenanbeter und anderer Gürtelschweifen. Aquarien Magazin 14(7): 317-321.

Villiers, A. de; Mouton, P. le F.N.; Flemming, A. 2015. Generation glands of cordylid lizards: mechanism of secretion transfer to the environment. Amphibia-Reptilia 36(4): 351-360.

Welch, K.R.G. 1994. Lizards of the world: a checklist. Vol. 5. Agamidae, Chamaeleonidae, Cordylidae and Gerrhosauridae. R & A Research and Information Limited & KCM Books, Taunton. 97 pp.

Wermuth, H. 1966. Gürtelechsen. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 19: 246-249.

Wermuth, H. 1968. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Cordylidae (Cordylinae + Gerrhosaurinae). Das Tierreich 87: 1-30.

Wyk, J.H. van; Mouton, P. le F.N. 1992. Glandular epidermal structures in cordylid lizards. Amphibia-Reptilia 13(1): 1-12.