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Taxonomy of the genus Dracaena Biodiversity of the family Teiidae

Bibliography of the genus
Dracaena (Caiman Lizards)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Teiidae)

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.

Dracaena in general

Dalrymple, G.H. 1979. On the jaw mechanism of the snail-crushing lizards, Dracaena Daudin 1802 (Reptilia, Lacertilia, Teiidae). Journal of Herpetology 13(3): 303-311.

Vanzolini, P.E.; Valencia, J. 1966. The genus Dracaena, with a brief consideration of macroteiid relationships (Sauria, Teiidae). Arq. Zool. 13 [1965]: 7-35.

Dracaena guianensis

Conant, R. 1955. Saurian shell crusher. Nature Magazine 2: 1-2.

Dalrymple, G.H. 1976. Durophagic adaptions of the caiman lizard Dracaena guianensis. (Abstract). Herpetological Review 7(2): 78.

Goeldi, E.A. 1897. Die Eier von 13 brasilianischen Reptilien, nebst Bemerkungen über Lebens- und Fortpflanzungsweise letzterer. Zoologische Jahrbücher (Syst.) 10: 640-676.

Häberle, H. 1973. Ersatzfutter für den Panzerteju (Dracaena guianensis). Aquarium Aqua Terra 7(49): 291.

Haberle, H. 1979. Der Panzerteju, Dracaena guianensis. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 32(1): 28-29.

Massary, J.C. de; Hoogmoed, M.S.; Blanc, M. 2000. Comments on the type specimen of Dracaena guianensis Daudin, 1801 (Reptilia: Sauria: Teiidae), and rediscovery of the species in French Guiana. Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 74(1-17): 167-180.

Mesquita, D.O.; Colli, G.R.; Costa, G.C.; Franca, F.G.R.; Garda, A.A.; Peres, A.K. 2006. At the water's edge: ecology of semiaquatic teiids in Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Herpetology 40(2): 221-229.

Oliver, J.A. 1951. Caiman lizard - a reptile rarity. Animal Kingdom 54: 151-153.

Preininger, D.; Sirny, M.; Dungl, E.; Weissenbacher, A. 2016. Der Krokodilteju (Dracaena guianensis) im Tiergarten Schönbrunn. Terraria-Elaphe 2016(58): 26-33.

Rand, A.S. 1964. An observation on Dracena guianensis foraging underwater. Herpetologica 20: 207.

Rehak, I. 1999. Captive breeding of the caiman lizard, Dracaena guianensis. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 29(2): 57-60.

Schaerlaeken, V.; Holanova, V.; Boistel, R.; Aerts, P.; Velensky, P.; Rehak, I.; Andrade, D.V.; Herrel, A. 2012. Built to bite: feeding kinematics, bite forces, and head shape of a specialized durophagous lizard, Dracaena guianensis (Teiidae). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A-Ecological Genetics and Physiology 317A(6): 371-381.

Shaw, C.E. 1960. The she-dragon of Guiana [Dracaena guianensis]. Zoonooz 33(1): 6-7.

Vanderhaege, M. 1985. Reproduction in captivity of Dracaena guianensis Daudin, 1802. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 20(2): 56-57. (Translation from Aquarama 5(15) 1971).

Vanzolini, P.E. 1961. Notas bionômicas sôbre Dracaena guianensis no pará (sauria, Teiidae). Pap. Dep. Zool. Sec. Agric. S. Paulo 14(25): 237-241.

Dracaena paraguayensis

Amaral, A. do 1950. Two new South American lizards. Copeia 1950: 281-284.

Ferreira, V.L. 2001. Natural history notes: Dracaena paraguayensis (Paraguayan Caiman Lizard). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 32(4): 254-255.

Scott, N.J.; Cacciali, P. 2011. Reptilia, Squamata, Teiidae, Dracaena paraguayensis Amaral, 1950: in Paraguay, Dracaena si, Crocodilurus no. Check List 7(1): 52.

Strüssmann, C. 1997. Natural history notes: Dracaena paraguayensis (Paraguayan Caiman-lizard). Courtship. Herpetological Review 28(3): 151.