District Dir lower, primarily sub-tropical, was found more diverse regarding squamate
species than district Upper Dir which is dominantly temperate with prolonged winters and lower temperature.
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.
Studies of squamate
biology, however, have been hampered by controversy over their evolutionary relationships, and some researchers consider their family tree to be unresolved.
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.
The evolution of viviparity: molecular and genomic data from squamate
reptiles advance understanding of live birth in amniotes.
The phylogeny of Squamate
reptiles (Lizards, Snakes, and Amphisbaenians) inferred from nine nuclear protein-coding genes.
Cutaneous mycobiota of captive squamate
reptiles with notes on the scarcity of Chrysosporium anamorph Nannizziopsis vriesii.
In this last exercise, the "descent with modification" schema is transferred from squamate
reptiles to all organisms.
All hairs serrate, cuticle squamate
. Tibiae with two rows of trichobothria (Fig.
Therefore, thermoregulation might be the most important factor in determining squamate
habitat use patterns (Grant 1990, Peterson et al.
More generally, much of the interspecific variation in thermoregulatory tactics among squamate
reptiles may reflect differences in species-specific costs and benefits of thermoregulation rather than variation among habitats.