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(Flap-footed Lizards)

(Reptilia: Sauria)

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Anonymous. 1969. Legless lizards. Nature Walkabout 5: 38-40.

Anonymous. 1970. Legless lizards. Nature Walkabout 5(1) [1969]: 38-40.

Anonymous. 1970. Legless lizards. Nature Walkabout 5(1) [1969]: 38-40.

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.

Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 1. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. British Museum (Natural History), London. 436 pp. (Reprinted in 1965 by Wheldon & Wesley, Codicote, and Cramer, Weinheim).

Bower, D.S.; Valentine, L.E.; Grice, A.C.; Hodgson, L.; Schwarzkopf, L. 2014. A trade-off in conservation: Weed management decreases the abundance of common reptile and frog species while restoring an invaded floodplain. Biological Conservation 178: 123-128.

Brennan, I.G.; Bauer, A.M. 2017. Notes on hemipenial morphology and its phylogenetic implications in the Pygopodidae Boulenger, 1884. Bonn Zoological Bulletin 66(1): 15-28.

Brown, D. 2012. A Guide to Australian Geckos and Pygopods in Captivity. Australian Birdkeeper / Reptile Publications, Burleigh, Queensland. 352 pp.

Brygoo, E.R. 1991. Les types d'amphisbaenides, pygopodides, xantusiides (reptiles, sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle. Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Section A Zoologie Biologie et Ecologie Animales 12(3-4): 3-18.

Clyne, D. 1985. Lizards with contact lenses and windscreen wipers. Australian Natural History 21(8): 318-319.

Ellis, R.J.; Doughty, P.; Bauer, A.M. 2018. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos and pygopods (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae, Diplodactylidae, Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33(1): 51-94.

Gauld, I.; Underwood, G. 1986. Some applications of the LeQuesne compatibility test. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 29(3): 191-222.

Glauert, L. 1956. Herpetological miscellanea. VIII. Snake lizards and worm lizards (family Pygopodidae). Western Australian Naturalist 5(6): 125-130.

Hoser, R. 1987. More about pelvic spurs in Australian snakes and pygopids. Herptile 12(2): 65-67.

Hutchins, M.; Sleeper, B. 1988. Life without legs. The pygopodid lizards. Australian Natural History 22(11): 524-528.

Iordansky, N.N. 1985. [The jaw apparatus and the problem of relationships between Dibamidae and Pygopodidae (Reptilia, Squamata)]. (In Russian, English summary). Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 64(12): 1835-1848.

Jennings, W.B.; Pianka, E.R.; Donnellan, S. 2003. Systematics of the lizard family Pygopodidae with implications for the diversification of Australian temperate biotas. Systematic Biology 52(6): 757-780.

Kinghorn, J.R. 1926. A brief review of the Family Pygopodidae. Records of the Australian Museum 15(1): 40-64.

Kinghorn, J.R. 1926. Legless lizards or "snakes with fins". Australian Museum Magazine 2: 426-428.

Kluge, A.G. 1974. A taxonomic revision of the lizard family Pygopodidae. Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 147: 1-221.

Kluge, A.G. 1976. Phylogenetic relationships in the lizard family Pygopodidae: an evaluation of theory, methods and data. Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 152: 1-72.

Kluge, A.G. 1987. Cladistic relationships in the Gekkonoidea (Squamata, Sauria). Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 173: 1-54.

Kluge, A.G. 2001. Gekkotan lizard taxonomy. Hamadryad 26(1): 1-209.

Lee, M.S.Y.; Oliver, P.M.; Hutchinson, M.N. 2009. Phylogenetic uncertainty and molecular clock calibrations: a case study of legless lizards (Pygopodidae, Gekkota). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50(3): 661-666.

Mertens, R. 1965. Zur Kenntnis der australischen Eidechsen-familie der Pygopodidae. Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 105: 56-66.

Mertens, R. 1966. Beobachtungen an Flossenfussechsen (Pygopodidae). DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 19: 54-58.

Oliver, P.M.; Sanders, K.L. 2009. Molecular evidence for Gondwanan origins of multiple lineages within a diverse Australasian gecko radiation. Journal of Biogeography 36(11): 2044-2055.

Patchell, F.C.; Shine, R. 1986. Feeding mechanisms in pygopodid lizards: how can Lialis swallow such large prey? Journal of Herpetology 20(1): 59-64.

Patchell, F.C.; Shine, R. 1986. Food habits and reproductive biology of the Australian legless lizards (Pygopodidae). Copeia 1986(1): 30-39.

Patchell, F.C.; Shine, R. 1986. Hinged teeth for hard-bodied prey: a case of convergent evolution between snakes and legless lizards. Journal of Zoology (A) 208(2): 269-275.

Rieppel, O. 1984. The structure of the skull and jaw adductor musculature in the Gekkota, with comments on the phylogenetic relationships of the Xantusiidae (Reptilia: Lacertilia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 82(3): 291-318.

Rogner, M. 1992. Echsen 1. Haltung, Pflege und Zucht im Terrarium. Geckos, Flossenfüsse, Agamen, Chamäleons und Leguane. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart. 281 pp.

Rogner, M. 1997. Lizards. Vol. 1. Husbandry and reproduction in the vivarium. Geckoes, flap-footed lizards, agamas, chameleons, and iguanas. Krieger, Malabar, Florida. 317 pp. (Translation of German 1992 original).

Röll, B.; Henkel, F.W. 2002. Are pygopods just legless geckos? Evidence from retinal structures. Salamandra 38(2): 73-84.

Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezenten, subrezenten und fossilen Gecko-Taxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153.

Rudge, J. 2004. GGA cares for... pygopods! Chit Chat (Newsletter of the GGA) 15: 11-12.

Shea, G. 1993. Family Pygopodidae. pp. 234-239. In: Glasby, C.J.; Ross, G.J.B. & Beesley, P.L. (eds.). Fauna of Australia. Vol. 2A. Amphibia & Reptilia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. 439 pp.

Shine, R. 1986. Evolutionary advantages of limblessness: evidence from the pygopodid lizards. Copeia 1986(2): 525-529.

Stephenson, N.G. 1962. The comparative morphology of the head skeleton, girdles and hind limbs in the Pygopodidae. Journal of the Linnean Society (Zoology) (London) 44(300): 627-644.

Storr, G.M.; Smith, L.A.; Johnstone, R.E. 1990. Lizards of Western Australia. 3. Geckos and pygopods. Western Australia Museum, Perth. 141 pp.

Strahan, N.R.; How, R.A.; Dell, J. 1998. Reproduction and diet in four species of burrowing snakes (Simoselaps spp.) from southwestern Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 19(1): 57-63.

Stubbs, B.J. 2000. Observed mating of pygopodid lizards. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 30(1): 56.

Underwood, G. 1957. On lizards of the family Pygopodidae. A contribution to the morphology and phylogeny of the Squamata. Journal of Morphology 100: 207-268.

Wakefield, N. 1963. Legless lizards. Victorian Naturalist 80: 193.

Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich 80: 1-246.

Werner, F. 1912. Reptilia. Lacertilia. Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae. (Das Tierreich 33). R. Friedlander & S., Berlin. 33 pp.