These data are important for fossil identification because the maxilla is a common bone in the squamate
fossil record and taxonomically significant characters are still unknown for several groups.
These carnivorous marine creatures, which died out with the dinosaurs around 65,000,000 years ago, traditionally have been thought either to be close relatives of monitor lizards or close to the base of the squamate
Scanning electron microscopy of changes in epidermal structure occurring during the shedding cycle in squamate
Therefore, the diversity of the Upper Cretaceous Iberian squamate
fauna is clearly higher than recognized presently.
Metabolism of squamate
reptiles: allometric and ecological relationships.
, researchers have demonstrated a positive correlation between adult body size and age at maturation (e.
Frost has been interested in squamates
since he was a kid.
For instance, the smallest squamate
is the dwarf gecko, which can fit all four of its feet onto a dime.
The present paper adds three squamate
reptiles to the Quarry A Local Fauna.
Life history allometry in mammals and squamate
reptiles: taxon-level effects.
1996) reply to criticisms raised by Niewiarowski and Dunham (1994) of a model of the evolution of reproductive effort in squamate
reptiles published earlier (Shine and Schwarzkopf 1992).
Although the squamate
remains from Lano are not really numerous (about 50 specimens), the assemblage is one of the richest and most diverse from the Late Cretaceous of Europe (Rage, 1999; Folie and Codrea, 2005).