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About the Species

This specimen, a newborn, originated from the pet trade. Its immature status is evident from the open parietal fontanelle and weak ossification of the braincase and scleral ossicles. It was made available to The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. Chris Bell and Mr. Chris Jass of The University of Texas at Austin.

About this Specimen

The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 20-21 April 2000 along the coronal axis for a total of 516 slices, each slice 0.029 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.029 mm. The dataset displayed was reduced for optimal Web delivery from the original, much higher-resolution CT data.

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Literature

Baird, I. L. 1970. The anatomy of the reptilian ear. Pp. 193-275 in Biology of the Reptilia, volume 2, Morphology B (C. Gans and T. S. Parsons, eds.). Academic Press, New York.

Barrows, S., and H. M. Smith. 1947. The skeleton of the lizard Xenosaurus grandis (Gray). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 31:227-281.

Bellairs, A. d’A., and A. M. Kamal. 1981. The chondrocranium and the development of the skull in recent reptiles. Pp. 1-262 in Biology of the Reptilia, volume 11, Morphology F (C. Gans, and T. S. Parsons, eds.). Academic Press, New York.

Borsuk-Bialynicka, M. 1986. On the diagnosis of the Xenosauridae (Anguimorpha). Pp 213-218 in Studies in Herpetology: Proceedings of the European Herpetological Meeting (3rd Ordinary General Meeting of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica), Prague 1985 (Z. Rocek, ed.). Charles University, Prague.

Estes, R., and G. Pregill, eds. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships of the lizard families: essays commemorating Charles L. Camp. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California.

Hu, Q.-x., Y.-m. Jiang, and E.-m. Zhao. 1984. [A study on the taxonomic status of Shinisaurus crocodilurus]. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 3:1-7. [In Chinese].

Norell, M. A., and K.-q. Gao. 1997. Braincase and phylogenetic relationships of Estesia mongoliensis from the late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert and the recognition of a new clade of lizards. American Museum Novitates 3211:1-25.

Oelrich, T. M. 1956. The anatomy of the head of Ctenosaura pectinata (Iguanidae). Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 94:1-122.

Rieppel, O. 1980. The phylogeny of anguinomorph lizards. Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 94:1-86.

Wu, C.-h., and Z.-j. Huang. 1986. [Morphological comparison of Shinisaurus crocodilurus and Xenosaurus grandis]. Sinozoologica 4:41-50. [In Chinese].

Zhang, S-d., and Y.-r. Cao. 1984. [The anatomy of Shinisaurus crocodilurus Ahl]. Chinese Wildlife (Harbin) 1984:22-27. [In Chinese].

Zhang, Y.-x. 1991. [Shinisaurus: the Chinese crocodilian lizard]. China Forestry Publishing House. 98 pp. [In Chinese].

Zhang, Y.-x., and Z.-j. Tang. 1985. [The biology of Shinisaurus crocodilurus]. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 4:337-340. [In Chinese].

Zhao, E.-m., K.-t. Zhao, K.-y. Zhao, et al. 1999. [Fauna Sinica, Reptilia Vol. 2: Squamata, Lacertilia]. Science Press, Beijing. [In Chinese].

Links

An article on Shinisaurus crocodilurus by Ernst Hofmann for Reptiles Magazine

Shinisaurus crocodilurus on the Sedgwick County Zoo website

Shinisaurus crocodilurus from EMBL-Heidelberg

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