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Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes$
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L. Grismer

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520224179

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520224179.001.0001

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

L. Lee Grismer

University of California Press

The lizards of Baja California and the Sea of Cortés is represented by nine families, 21 genera, and 84 species. This chapter discusses the identification, taxonomy, distribution, geographic variation, and natural history of the following lizard fauna: Crotaphytidae (collard and leopard lizards), Iguanidae (iguanas and chuckwallas), Phynosomatidae (sand, rock, horned, spiny, fringe-toed, brush, and side-blotched lizards), Eublepharidae (eye-lidded geckos), Gekkonidae (Geckos), Teiidae (whiptails), Xantusiidae (night lizards), Scincidae (skinks), and Aguidae (legless and alligator lizards).

Keywords:   lizards, Crotaphytidae, iguanas, chuckwallas, geckos, whiptails, night lizards, skinks, legless lizards, alligator lizards

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