Browsing SDZWA Research Publications by Subject "LIZARDS"
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Conservation Of amphibians And reptiles In The Bahamas...The native herpetofauna of The Bahamas is derived primarily from Cuba and Hispaniola, and numbers 46 species comprised of three frogs (including one endemic),25 lizards (13 endemic), 11 snakes (7 endemic), two freshwater turtles, and five sea turtles. Of thenative terrestrial species, 85% are either not assessed or data deficient to affirm IUCN listing, thusstressing the need for more research in The Bahamas. Currently, there are few legislative laws directly protecting the herpetofauna of The Bahamas although all three rock iguanas (Cyclura) are technically given full protection under the Wild Animals (Protection) Act of 1968.....
Initial sequence characterization of the rhabdoviruses of squamate reptiles including a novel rhabdovirus from a caiman lizard (Dracaena guianensis)Rhabdoviruses infect a variety of hosts, including non-avian reptiles. Consensus PCR techniques were used to obtain partial RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene sequence from five rhabdoviruses of South American lizards; Marco, Chaco, Timbo, Sena Madureira, and a rhabdovirus from a caiman lizard (Dracaena guianensis….
Xantusia riversiana (island night lizard). Captive dietXantusia riversiana has seldom been kept in zoological institutions, and very little is known about its diet in captivity. In the wild, X. riversiana has the broadest diet of all Xantusia species (Brattstrom 1952. Copeia 1952:168–172).…