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Bibliography of the genus
Saara (Eastern Spiny-tailed Agamas)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae)

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Saara in general

Hoser, R.T. 2014. A long overdue taxonomic rearrangement of the Uromastycinae (Squamata: Sauna: Agamidae). Australasian Journal of Herpetology 23: 54-64.

Husain, A. 2012. Distributional pattern of genus Uromastyx Merrem, 1820 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae: Uromastycinae) in India, Arabia and Africa. Biological Forum, suppl. (Special Issue) 4(1): 114-122.

Strauch, A. 1863. Characteristik zweier neuen Eidechsen aus Persien. Bulletin Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 6: 477-480.

Wilms, T. 1995. Dornschwanzagamen. Lebensweise, Pflege und Zucht. Herpeton, Offenbach. 130 pp.

Wilms, T. 2001. Dornschwanzagamen. Lebensweise, Pflege, Zucht. Herpeton, Offenbach. 142 pp.

Wilms, T.; Böhme, W.; Wagner, P.; Lutzmann, N.; Schmitz, A. 2009. On the phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Uromastyx Merrem, 1820 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae: Uromastycinae) - resurrection of the genus Saara Gray, 1845. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 56(1-2): 55-99.

Saara asmussi

Richter, E. 1961. Zwei Arten Dornschwanz-Agamen, Uromastyx asmussi und Uromastyx acanthinurus, also "Haustiere". DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 14: 374-377.

Strauch, A. 1863. Characteristik zweier neuen Eidechsen aus Persien. Bulletin Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 6: 477-480.

Saara hardwickii

Abdulali, H. 1960. Notes on the spinytailed lizard. Uromastix hardwicki Gray. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 57: 421-422.

Ahmad, M.; Mukarram, M. 1982. The effects of absolute starvation upon the regeneration of tail in Uromastix hardwickii [Uromastyx hardwickii]. Karachi University Journal of Science 10(1-2): 99-103.

Arslan, M.; Jalali, S.; Qazi, M.H. 1976. Reproductive cycle of the female spiny-tailed lizard, Uromastix hardwicki Gray. Biologia (Lahore) 22(1): 51-60.

Bhanotar, R.K.; Bhatnagar, R.K. 1979. Bio-eco studies on spiny tailed lizard Uromastix hardwickii Gray. Part 2. Psammophilic adaptations. Journal of the Zoological Society of India 28(1-2) [1976]: 81-88.

Bhanotar, R.K.; Bhatnagar, R.K.; Srivastava, Y.N.; Mahto, Y. 1980. Bio-eco, studies on spinytailed lizard Uromastix hardwickii Gray. Part 3. Quantitative analysis and consumption of various instars of desert locust hoppers by Uromastix sp. Journal of the Zoological Society of India 30(1-2): 21-35.

Bhanotar, R.K.; Srivastava, Y.N. 1985. Impact of reptiles on food production and environment. AISWS Research Publication 2: 116-120, 265-266.

Bhanotar, R.K.; Tilak, R.; Srivastava, Y.N. 1985. The juvenile and adult dentition and food of Uromastix hardwickii Gray. AISWS Research Publication 2: 121-124, 266.

Bhargava, R.N. 1968. Further observations on the burrowing habit of Spiny-taied [sic] lizard Uromastix hardwickii Gray. Labdev 6B: 120.

Bhatia, M.L.; Tilak, R. 1976. Some notes in the spiny-tailed lizard (Uromastix hardwickii) Gray. Newsletter of the Madras Snake Park Trust 1(2): 7.

Bhatnagar, R.K.; Bhanotar, R.K. 1977. Behaviour, coloration, lepidosis and pre-anofemoral pores in juveniles of Uromastix hardwickii Gray. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 74(2): 364-365.

Bhatnagar, R.K.; Bhanotar, R.K.; Mahto, Y.; Srivastava, Y.N. 1980. Winter temperature gradient in tunnels of Uromastyx hardwicki Gray. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 76(1): 172-173.

Champaka, S. 1957. Water conservation in Uromastix hardwickii (Gray), with a note on the presence of mullerian ducts in the male. Journal of the Zoological Society of India 9: 103-113.

Das, S.K.; Joshi, M.; Sahoo, S. 2015. On the population status of Indian Spiny-tailed Lizard, Saara hardwickii outside the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, with a preliminary report on the herpetofauna of Sariska National Park. Herpetology Notes 8: 51-54.

Das, S.K.; Pandey, V. 2005. Food, feeding, behavior and habitat preferences of spiny-tailed lizard (Uromastix hardwicki Gray, 1827) in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India. Tigerpaper (Bangkok) 32(4): 30-32.

Dutta, S.; Jhala, Y. 2007. Ecological aspects of Indian spiny-tailed lizard Uromastyx hardwickii in Kutch. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3): 255-265.

Dutta, S.; Yadyendradev, J. 2014. Planning agriculture based on landuse responses of threatened semiarid grassland species in India. Biological Conservation 175: 129-139.

Khan, M.Z.; Mahmood, N. 2004. Study of population status and natural history of agamid lizards of Karachi. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 7(11): 1942-1945.

Krishna, D.; Dave, K.C. 1956. Observations on the food and feeding habits of Uromastix hardwickii Gray. Proceedings 43rd Indian Sci. Congr. 4: 35.

Kumar Sharma, I. 1993. Endangered fauna of Thar Desert, India; measures desired for their successful breeding in situ or ex situ. Zoos' Print 8(5): 10-11.

Kuppers-Heckhausen, C. 1993. Zur Lebensweise des Indischen Dornschwanzes. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 46(9): 572-575.

Kuppers-Heckhausen, C.; Ackermann, T. 1995. Über Haltung und Nachzucht des Indischen Dornschwanzes (Uromastyx hardwickii) im Terrarium. Salamandra 31(2): 65-78.

Majupuria, T. 1959. On the burrowing habits of the common indian Mastigure, Uromastix hardwickii Gray. Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress 46(3): 409-410.

Mathur, R.S.; Chhabra, O.P. 1977. Male reproductive cycles of Hemidactylus flaviviridis (Rüppell) and Uromastix hardwickii (Gray). Current Science (Bangalore) 46(3): 81-82.

Murthy, T.S.N.; Arockiasamy, R.A.A. 1977. Observations on the spiny-tailed lizard, Uromastix hardwicki Gray, in captivity. Geobios (Jodhpur) 4(4): 167-168.

Pardeshi, M.; Kumar, V.V.; Gajera, N.; Kumar, A. 2008. Hardwick's Spiny-tailed lizard (Uromastyx hardwickii, Gray 1827) preyed on by Indian Sand Boa (Eryx johnii, Russell 1801). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 105(3): 343-344.

Phillips, S. 1988. Artificial burrows. Herptile 13(1): 2-4.

Schmidt, H.D. 1979. Indische Dornschwänze (Uromastyx hardwickii). DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 32(11): 391-393.

Schröder, W. 1965. Über die Lebensweise des Indischen Dornschwanzes (Uromastyx hardwickii Gray). Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 5: 39-43.

Sharma, I.K. 1977. [The dabb lizard, Uromastyx hardwickii]. (In Dutch). Lacerta 35(4): 53-57.

Sharma, I.K. 1992. Ecology, biology of the spiny-tailed lizard (Uromastix hardwickii). Cobra (Madras) 10: 8-9.

Sud, B.N.; Keith, J.K. 1957. Scalation of Uromastix hardwickii Gray. Proceedings Indian Sci. Congr. 44: 328.

Sunderraj, S.F.W.; Andavan, L.M. 2010. Mortality of spiny-tailed lizard Uromastyx hardwickii Hardwicke & Gray, 1827 in the Kachchh district of Gujarat. Reptile RAP 9: 10.

Tilak, R. 1964. The osteology of Uromastyx hardwickii Gray. Zoologischer Anzeiger 173: 403-426.

Vyas, R. 1990. Notes on capture of the spiny-tailed lizard (Uromastyx hardwickii) in Gujarat. Hamadryad 15(1): 28.

Saara loricata

Blanford, W.T. 1874. Description of two uromasticine lizards from Mesopotamia and southern Persia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1874: 656-661.

Kafash, A.; Kaboli, M.; Köhler, G.; Yousefi, M.; Asadi, A. 2016. Ensemble distribution modeling of the Mesopotamian Spiny-tailed Lizard, Saara loricata (Blanford, 1874), in Iran: an insight into the impact of climate change. Turkish Journal of Zoology 40(2): 262-271.

Papenfuss, T.J.; Shafiei Bafti, S.; Sharifi, M.; Anderson, S.C. 2009. Saara loricata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T164636A5913861. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T164636A5913861.en.