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(Reptilia: Sauria)

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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.

Bezy, R.L. 1972. Karyotypic variation and evolution of the lizards in the family Xantusiidae. Contributions in Science (Los Angeles) 227: 1-29.

Bezy, R.L. 1989. Night lizards. The evolution of habitat specialists. Terra (Los Angeles) 28(1): 29-34.

Bezy, R.L.; Sites, J.W. 1987. A preliminary study of allozyme evolution in the lizard family Xantusiidae. Herpetologica 43(3): 280-292.

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.

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. 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.

Cope, E.D. 1895. The genera of Xantusiidae. American Naturalist 29: 757-758.

Crother, B.I.; Miyamoto, M.M.; Presch, W.F. 1986. Phylogeny and biogeography of the lizard family Xantusiidae. Systematic Zoology 35(1): 37-45.

Crother, B.I.; Presch, W. 1994. Xantusiid lizards, concern for analysis, and the search for a best estimate of phylogeny: further comments. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 3(3): 272-275.

Crother, B.I.; Presch, W.F. 1992. The phylogeny of xantusiid lizards: the concern for analysis in the search for a best estimate of phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 1(4): 289-294.

Gauthier, J.; Kearney, M.; Bezy, R.L. 2008. Homology of cephalic scales in xantusiid lizards, with comments on night lizard phylogeny and morphological evolution. Journal of Herpetology 42(4): 708-722.

Greer, A.E. 1985. Facial tongue-wiping in xantusiid lizards: its systematic implications. Journal of Herpetology 19(1): 174-175.

Hass, C.A.; Hedges, S.B. 1992. Karyotype of the Cuban lizard Cricosaura typica and its implications for xantusiid phylogeny. Copeia 1992(2): 563-565.

Hedges, S.B.; Bezy, R.L. 1993. Phylogeny of xantusiid lizards: concern for data and analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 2(1): 76-87.

Hedges, S.B.; Bezy, R.L. 1994. Reply: xantusiid lizards and phylogenetic inference. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 3(3): 275-278.

Hedges, S.B.; Bezy, R.L.; Maxson, L.R. 1991. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of xantusiid lizards, inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Biology and Evolution 8(6): 767-780.

Mautz, W.J. 1979. Thermoregulation, metabolism, water loss, and microhabitat selection in xantusiid lizards. Dissertation Abstracts International B Sciences and Engineering 40(6): 2506-2507.

Noonan, B.P.; Pramuk, J.B.; Bezy, R.L.; Sinclair, E.A.; Queiroz, K. de; Sites, J.W. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships within the lizard clade Xantusiidae: using trees and divergence times to address evolutionary questions at multiple levels. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69(1): 109-122.

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.

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.

Savage, J.M. 1963. Studies on the lizard family Xantusiidae. IV. The genera. Contributions in Science (Los Angeles) 71: 1-38.

Shaw, C.E. 1949. Notes on broods of two Xantusiids. Herpetologica 5(2): 23-26.

Smith, H.M. 1987. The name of the non-nominotypical subfamily of the lizard family Xantusiidae. Systematic Zoology 36(3): 326-328.

Vicario, S.; Caccone, A.; Gauthier, J. 2003. Xantusiid "night" lizards: a puzzling phylogenetic problem revisited using likelihood-based Bayesian methods on mtDNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26(2): 243-261.

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