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Blankers, T., Townsend, T. M., Pepe, K., Reeder, T. W. and Wiens, J. J., in press. Contrasting global-scale evolutionary radiations: phylogeny, diversification, and morphological evolution in the major clades of iguanian lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, , .

Castaneda, M. D. R., Sherratt, E. and Losos, J. B., in press. The Mexican amber anole, Anolis electrum, within a phylogenetic context: implications for the origins of Caribbean anoles. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, , .

Conrad, J. L., Head, J. J. and Carrano, M. T., in press. Unusual soft-tissue preservation of a crocodile lizard (Squamata, Shinisauria) from the Green River Formation (Eocene) and shinisaur relationships. The Anatomical Record, , .

Jimenez-Huidobro, P. and Caldwell, M. W., in press. Reassessment and reassignment of the early Maastrichtian mosasaur Hainosaurus bernardi Dollo, 1885, to Tylosaurus Marsh, 1872. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , .
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Jimenez-Huidobro, P., Caldwell, M. W., Paparella, I. and Bullard, T. S., in press. A new species of tylosaurine mosasaur from the upper Campanian Bearpaw Formation of Saskatchewan, Canada. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, , .
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Klembara, J., Hain, M. and Cernansky, A., in press. The first record of anguine lizards (Anguimorpha, Anguidae) from the early Miocene locality Ulm-Westtangente in Germany. Historical Biology, , .
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Konishi, T., Caldwell, M. W., Nishimura, T., Sakurai, K. and Tanoue, K., in press. A new halisaurine mosasaur (Squamata: Halisaurinae) from Japan: the first record in the western Pacific realm and the first documented insights into binocular vision in mosasaurs. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, , .
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Simoes, T. R., Caldwell, M. W. and Kellner, A. W. A., in press. A new Early Cretaceous lizard species from Brazil, and the phylogenetic position of the oldest known South American squamates. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, , .

Stocker, M. R. and Kirk, E. C., in press. The first amphisbaenians from Texas, with notes on other squamates from the middle Eocene Purple Bench Locality. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, , .
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Talanda, M., in press. An exceptionally preserved Jurassic skink suggests lizard diversification preceded fragmentation of Pangaea. Palaeontology, , .

Venczel, M. and Codrea, V. A., in press. A new teiid lizard from the Late Cretaceous of the Haţeg Basin, Romania and its phylogenetic and palaeobiogeographical relationships. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, , .
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Wiens, J. J., Hutter, C. R., Mulcahy, D. G., Noonan, B. P., Townsend, T. M., Sites, J. W. and Reeder, T. W., in press. Resolving the phylogeny of lizards and snakes (Squamata) with extensive sampling of genes and species. Biology Letters, , .

2018

Conrad, J. L., 2018. A new lizard (Squamata) was the last meal of Compsognathus (Theropoda: Dinosauria) and is a holotype in a holotype. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 183, 584-634.
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Daza, J. D., Bauer, A. M., Stanley, E. L., Bolet, A., Dickson, B. and Losos, J. B., 2018. An enigmatic miniaturized and attenuate whole lizard from the mid-Cretaceous amber of Myanmar. Breviora, 563, 1-18.

Dong, L-.P., Xu, X., Wanh, Y. and Evans, S. E., 2018. The lizard genera Bainguis and Parmeosaurus from the Upper Cretaceous of China and Mongolia. Cretaceous Research, 85, 95-108.

Simoes, T. R., Caldwell, M. W., Talanda, M., Bernardi, M., Palci, A., Vernygora, O., Bernardini, F., Mancini, L. and Nydam, R. L., 2018. The origin of squamates revealed by a Middle Triassic lizard from the Italian Alps. Nature, 557, 706-709.
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2017

Cernansky, A., Bolet, A., Muller, J., Rage, J.-C., Auge, M. and Herrel, A., 2017. A new exceptionally preserved specimen of Dracaenosaurus (Squamata, Lacertidae) from the Oligocene of France as revealed by microcomputed tomography. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 37, e1384738.
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DeMar, D. G., Conrad, J. L., Head, J. J., Varricchio, D. J. and Wilson, G. P., 2017. A new Late Cretaceous iguanomorph from North America and the origin of New World Pleurodonta (Squamata, Iguania). Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 284, 20161902.

Madzia, D. and Cau, A., 2017. Inferring 'weak spots' in phylogenetic trees: application to mosasauroid nomenclature. PeerJ, 5, e3782.
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Otero, R. A., Soto-Acuna, S., Rubilar-Rogers, D. and Gutstein, C. S., 2017. Kaikaifilu hervei gen. et sp. nov., a new large mosasaur (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the upper Maastrichtian of Antarctica. Cretaceous Research, 70, 209-225.
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Rio, J. P. and Mannion, P. D., 2017. The osteology of the giant snake Gigantophis garstini from the upper Eocene of North Africa and its bearing on the phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of Madtsoiidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 37, e1347179.
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Simoes, T. R., Vernygora, O., Paparella, I., Jimenez-Huidobro, P. and Caldwell, M. W., 2017. Mosasauroid phylogeny under multiple phylogenetic methods provides new insights on the evolution of aquatic adaptations in the group. PLOS ONE, 12, e0176773.
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2016

Cernansky, A., Klembara, J. and Smith, K. T., 2016. Fossil lizard from central Europe resolves the origin of large body size and herbivory in giant Canary Island lacertids. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 176, 861-877.

Jimenez-Huidobro, P., Simoes, T. R. and Caldwell, M. W., 2016. Re-characterization of Tylosaurus nepaeolicus (Cope, 1874) and Tylosaurus kansasensis Everhart, 2005: ontogeny or sympatry? Cretaceous Research, 65, 68-81.

Simoes, T. R., Funston, G. F., Vafaeian, B., Nydam, R. L., Doschak, M. R. and Caldwell, M. W., 2016. Reacquisition of the lower temporal bar in sexually dimorphic fossil lizards provides a rare case of convergent evolution. Scientific Reports, 6, 24087.

2015

Caldwell, M. W., Nydam, R. L., Palci, A. and Apesteguia, S., 2015. The oldest known snakes from the Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous provide insights on snake evolution. Nature Communications, 6, 5996.
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Cernansky, A., Auge, M. L. and Rage, J.-C., 2015. A complete mandible of a new amphisbaenian reptile (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) from the late Middle Eocene (Bartonian, Mp 16) of France. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 35, e902379.
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Conrad, J. L., 2015. A new Eocene casquehead lizard (Reptilia, Corytophanidae) from North America. PLOS One, 10, e0127900.
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Cuthbertson, R. S. and Holmes, R. B., 2015. A new species of Plioplatecarpus (Mosasauridae, Plioplatecarpinae) from the Bearpaw Formation (Campanian, Upper Cretaceous) of Montana, U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 35, e922980.
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Evans, S. E. and Matsumoto, R., 2015. An assemblage of lizards from the Early Cretaceous of Japan. Palaeontologia Electronica, 18, 1-36.

Hsiang, A. Y., Field, D. J., Webster, T. H., Behlke, A. D. B., Davis, M. B., Racicot, R. A. and Gauthier, J. A., 2015. The origin of snakes: revealing the ecology, behavior, and evolutionary history of early snakes using genomics, phenomics, and the fossil record. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15, 87.
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Longrich, N. R., Vinther, J., Pyron, R. A., Pisani, D. and Gauthier, J. A., 2015. Biogeography of worm lizards (Amphisbaenia) driven by end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 282, 20143034.

Martill, D. M., Tischlinger, H. and Longrich, N. R., 2015. A four-legged snake from the Early Cretaceous of Gondwana. Science, 349, 416-419.
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Otero, R. A., Rubilar-Rogers, D. and Gutstein, C. S., 2015. Un nuevo mosasaurio (Squamata, Mosasauroidea) del Cretacico Superior de Antartica. Conference: XIV Congreso Geologico Chileno, 14, 1-3.

Reeder, T. W., Townsend, T. M., Mulcahy, D. G., Noonan, B. P., Wood, P. L., Sites, J. W. and Wiens, J. J., 2015. Integrated analyses resolve conflicts over squamate reptile phylogeny and reveal unexpected placements for fossil taxa. PLOS ONE, 10, e0118199.
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Sherratt, E., del Rosario Castaneda, M., Garwood, R. J., Mahler, D. L., Sanger, T. J., Herrel, A., de Queiroz, K. and Losos, J. B., 2015. Amber fossils demonstrate deep-time stability of Caribbean lizard communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 112, 9961-9966.

Simoes, T. R., Wilner, E., Caldwell, M. W., Weinschutz, L. C. and Kellner, A. W. A., 2015. A stem acrodontan lizard in the Cretaceous of Brazil revises early lizard evolution in Gondwana. Nature Communications, 6, 8149.

2014

Fanti, F., Cau, A. and Negri, A., 2014. A giant mosasaur (Reptilia, Squamata) with an unusually twisted dentition from the Argille Scagliose Complex (late Campanian) of Northern Italy. Cretaceous Research, 49, 91-104.

Hipsley, C. A. and Muller, J., 2014. Relict endemism of extant Rhineuridae (Amphisbaenia): testing for phylogenetic niche conservatism in the fossil record. The Anatomical Record, 297, 473-481.
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Reynolds, R. G., Niemiller, M. L. and Revell, L. J., 2014. Toward a tree-of-life for the boas and pythons: multilocus species-level phylogeny with unprecedented taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71, 201-213.

Xu, L., Wu, X.-C., Lu, J.-C., Jia, S.-H., Zhang, J.-M., Pu, H.-Y. and Zhang, X.-L., 2014. A new lizard (Lepidosauria: Squamata) from the Upper Cretaceous of Henan, China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88, 1042-1051.

2013

Castaneda, M. R. and de Queiroz, K., 2013. Phylogeny of the Dactyloa clade of Anolis lizards: new insights from combining morphological and molecular data. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 160, 345-398.

Daza, J. D., Bauer, A. M. and Snively, E., 2013. Gobekko cretacicus (Reptilia: Squamata) and its bearing on the interpretation of gekkotan affinities. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 167, 430-448.

Grigoriev, D. V., 2013. Redescription of Prognathodon lutugini (Squamata, Mosasauridae). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS, 317, 246-261.
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Head, J. J., Gunnell, G. F., Holroyd, P. A., Hutchison, J. H. and Ciochon, R. L., 2013. Giant lizards occupied herbivorous mammalian ecospace during the Paleogene greenhouse in Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 280, 20130665.

Nydam, R. L., Rowe, T. B. and Cifelli, R. L., 2013. Lizards and snakes of the Terlingua Local Fauna (late Campanian), Aguja Formation, Texas, with comments on the distribution of paracontemporaneous squamates throughout the Western Interior of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33, 1081-1099.
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Palci, A., Caldwell, M. W. and Albino, A. M., 2013. Emended diagnosis and phylogenetic relationships of the Upper Cretaceous fossil snake Najash rionegrina Apesteguía and Zaher, 2006. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33, 131-140.
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Palci, A., Caldwell, M. W. and Papazzoni, C. A., 2013. A new genus and subfamily of mosasaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of northern Italy. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33, 599-612.
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Palci, A., Caldwell, M. W. and Nydam, R. L., 2013. Reevaluation of the anatomy of the Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) hind-limbed marine fossil snakes Pachyrhachis, Haasiophis, and Eupodophis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33, 1328-1342.
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Scanferla, A., Zaher, H., Novas, F. E., de Muizon, C. and Cespedes, R., 2013. A new snake skull from the Paleocene of Bolivia sheds light on the evolution of macrostomatans. PLOS ONE, 8, e57583.
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Tolley, K. A., Townsend, T. M. and Vences, M., 2013. Large-scale phylogeny of chameleons suggests African origins and Eocene diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 280, 20130184.

Vasile, S., Csiki-Sava, Z. and Venczel, M., 2013. A new madtsoiid snake from the Upper Cretaceous of the Haţeg Basin, western Romania. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33, 1100-1119.

Yi, H.-Y. and Norell, M. A., 2013. New materials of Estesia mongoliensis (Squamata: Anguimorpha) and the evolution of venom grooves in lizards. American Museum Novitates, 3767, 1-31.

2012

Bolet, A. and Evans, S. E., 2012. A tiny lizard (Lepidosauria, Squamata) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Palaeontology, 55, 491-500.

Carrasco, P. A., Mattoni, C. I., Leynaud, G. C. and Scrocchi, G. J., 2012. Morphology, phylogeny and taxonomy of South American bothropoid pitvipers (Serpentes, Viperidae). Zoologica Scripta, 41, 109-124.

Conrad, J. L., Balcarcel, A. M. and Mehling, C. M., 2012. Earliest example of a giant monitor lizard (Varanus, Varanidae, Squamata). PLoS One, 7, e41767.

Daza, J. D. and Bauer, A. M., 2012. A new amber-embedded sphaerodactyl Gecko from Hispaniola, with comments on morphological synapomorphies of the Sphaerodactylidae. Brevoria, 529, 1-28.
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Daza, J. D., Alifanov, V. R. and Bauer, A. M., 2012. A redescription and phylogenetic reinterpretation of the fossil lizard Hoburogekko suchanovi Alifanov, 1989 (Squamata, Gekkota), from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32, 1303-1312.
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Daza, J. D., Abdala, V., Arias, J. S., Garcia-Lopez, D. and Ortiz, P., 2012. Cladistic analysis of Iguania and a fossil lizard from the Late Pliocene of northwestern Argentina. Journal of Herpetology, 46, 104-119.

Evans, S. E. and Wang, Y., 2012. New material of the Early Cretaceous lizard Yabeinosaurus from China. Cretaceous Research, 34, 48-60.

Evans, S. E., Jones, M. E. H. and Matsumoto, R., 2012. A new lizard skull from the Purbeck Limestone Group (Lower Cretaceous) of England. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, 183, 517-524.
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Gauthier, J. A., Kearney, M., Maisano, J. A., Rieppel, O. and Behlke, A. D. B., 2012. Assembling the squamate tree of life: perspectives from the phenotype and the fossil record. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 53, 3-308.
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Harvey, M. B., Ugueto, G. N. and Gutberlet, R. L., 2012. Review of teiid morphology with a revised taxonomy and phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa, 3459, 1-156.

Hutchinson, M. N., Skinner, A. and Lee, M. S. Y., 2012. Tikiguania and the antiquity of squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes). Biology Letters, 8, 665-669.
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Leblanc, A. R. H., Caldwell, M. W. and Bardet, N., 2012. A new mosasaurine from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) phosphates of Morocco and its implications for mosasaurine systematics. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32, 82-104.
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Longrich, N. R., Bhullar, B.-A. S. and Gauthier, J. A., 2012. Mass extinction of lizards and snakes at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 109, 21396-21401.
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Longrich, N. R., Bhullar, B.-A. S. and Gauthier, J. A., 2012. A transitional snake from the Late Cretaceous period of North America. Nature, 488, 205-208.

Makadi, L., Caldwell, M. W. and Osi, A., 2012. The first freshwater mosasauroid (Upper Cretaceous, Hungary) and a new clade of basal mosasauroids. PLoS One, 7, e51781.
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Mo, J.-Y., Xu, X. and Evans, S. E., 2012. A large predatory lizard (Platynota, Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous of South China. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10, 333-339.
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Olori, J. C. and Bell, C. J., 2012. Comparative skull morphology of uropeltid snakes (Alethinophidia: Uropeltidae) with special reference to disarticulated elements and variation. PLoS One, 7, e32450.
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Zaher, H. and Scanferla, C. A., 2012. The skull of the Upper Cretaceous snake Dinilysia patagonica Smith-Woodward, 1901, and its phylogenetic position revisited. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 164, 194-238.

2011

Bergmann, P. J. and Irschick, D. J., 2011. Vertebral evolution and the diversification of squamate reptiles. Evolution, 66, 1044-1058.

Bhullar, B.-A. S., 2011. The power and utility Of morphological characters in systematics: a fully resolved phylogeny of Xenosaurus and its fossil relatives (Squamata: Anguimorpha). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 160, 65-181.
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Bolet, A. and Evans, S. E., 2011. New material of the enigmatic Scandensia, an Early Cretaceous lizard from the Iberian Penisula. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 86, 99-108.

Conrad, J. L., Ast, J. C., Montanari, S. and Norell, M. A., 2011. A combined evidence phylogenetic analysis of Anguimorpha (Reptilia: Squamata). Cladistics, 27, 230-277.

Konishi, T. and Caldwell, M. W., 2011. Two new plioplatecarpine (Squamata, Mosasauridae) genera from the Upper Cretaceous of North America, and a global phylogenetic analysis of plioplatecarpines. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31, 754-783.
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Peloso, P. L. V., Pellegrino, K. C. M., Rodrigues, M. T. and Avila-Pires, T. C. S., 2011. Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and species of lizard (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the Amazonian Rainforest of northern Brazil. American Museum Novitates, 3713, 1-24.
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Scanlon, J. D. and Lee, M. S. Y., 2011. The major clades of living snakes. In R. B. Aldridge and D. M. Sever (eds.) Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Snakes Volume 9. Science Publishers Inc., Enfield, p55-95.
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Townsend, T. M., Mulcahy, D. G., Noonan, B. P., Sites, J. W., Kuczynski, C. A., Wiens, J. J. and Reeder, T. W., 2011. Phylogeny of iguanian lizards inferred from 29 nuclear loci, and a comparison of concatenated and species-tree approaches for an ancient, rapid radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 61, 363-380.

2010

Bolet, A. and Evans, S. E., 2010. A new lizard from the Early Cretaceous of Catalonia (Spain), and the Mesozoic lizards of the Iberian Peninsula. Cretaceous Research, 31, 447-457.

Evans, S. E. and Wang, Y., 2010. A new lizard (Reptilia: Squamata) with exquisite preservation of soft tissue from the Lower Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 8, 81-95.

Palci, A. and Caldwell, M. W., 2010. Redescription of Acteosaurus tommasinii von Meyer, 1860, and a discussion of evolutionary trends within the clade Ophidiomorpha. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30, 94-108.
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Wilson, J. A., Mohabey, D. M., Peters, S. E. and Head, J. J., 2010. Predation upon hatchling dinosaurs by a new snake from the Late Cretaceous of India. PLOS ONE, 8, e1000322.
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2009

Abdala, V., Manzano, A. S., Nieto, L. and Diogo, R., 2009. Comparative myology of Leiosauridae (Squamata) and its bearing on their phylogenetic relationships. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 139, 109-123.
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Dutchak, A. R. and Caldwell, M. W., 2009. A redescription of Aigialosaurus (= Opetiosaurus) bucchichi (Kornhuber, 1901) (Squamata: Aigialosauridae) with comments on mosasauroid systematics. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29, 437-452.

Evans, S. E. and Manabe, M., 2009. The Early Cretaceous lizards of eastern Asia: new material of Sakurasaurus from Japan. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 81, 43-59.
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Fenwick, A. M., Gutberlet, R. L., Evans, J. A. and Parkinson, C. L., 2009. Morphological and molecular evidence for phylogeny and classification of South American pitvipers, genera Bothrops, Bothriopsis, and Bothrocophias (Serpentes: Viperidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 156, 617-640.

Fernandez, M. and Martin, J. E., 2009. Description and phylogenetic relationships of Taniwhasaurus antarcticus (Mosasauridae, Tylosaurinae) from the upper Campanian (Cretaceous) of Antarctica. Cretaceous Research, 30, 717-726.
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Lee, M. S. Y., 2009. Hidden support from unpromising data sets strongly unites snakes with anguimorph 'lizards'. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22, 1308-1316.
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Nydam, R. L. and Fitzpatrick, B. M., 2009. The occurrence of Contogenys-like lizards in the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary of the western interior of the U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29, 677-701.
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Smith, K. T., 2009. Eocene lizards of the clade Geiseltaliellus from Messel and Geiseltal, Germany, and the early radiation of Iguanidae (Reptilia: Squamata). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 50, 219-306.
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2008

Bhullar, B.-A. S. and Smith, K. T., 2008. Helodermatid lizard from the Miocene of Florida, the evolution of the dentary in Helodermatidae, and comments on dentary morphology in Varanoidea. Journal of Herpetology, 42, 286-302.
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Conrad, J. L., 2008. Phylogeny and systematics of Squamata (Reptilia) based on morphology. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 310, 1-182.
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Conrad, J. L. and Norell, M. A., 2008. The braincases of two glyptosaurines (Anguidae, Squamata) and anguid phylogeny. American Museum Novitates, 3613, 1-24.

Conrad, J. L., Rieppel, O. and Grande, L., 2008. Re-assessment of varanid evolution based on new data from Saniwa ensidens Leidy, 1870 (Squamata, Reptilia). American Museum Novitates, 3630, 1-15.

2007

Caldwell, M. W. and Palci, A., 2007. A new basal mosasauroid from the Cenomanian (U. Cretaceous) of Slovenia with a review of mosasauroid phylogeny and evolution. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27, 863-880.
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Conrad, J. L. and Norell, M. A., 2007. A complete Late Cretaceous iguanian (Squamata, Reptilia) from the Gobi and identification of a new iguanian clade. American Museum Novitates, 3584, 1-47.
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Conrad, J. L., Rieppel, O. and Grande, L., 2007. A Green River (Eocene) polychrotid (Squamata: Reptilia) and a re-examination of iguanian systematics. Journal of Paleontology, 81, 1365-1373.
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Li, P.-P., Gao, K.-Q., Hou, L.-H. and Xu, X., 2007. A gliding lizard from the Early Cretaceous of China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 104, 5507-5509.
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Norell, M. A., Gao, K.-Q. amd Conrad, J., 2007. A new platynotan lizard (Diapsida: Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous Gobi Desert (Omnogov), Mongolia. American Museum Novitates, 3605, 1-22.

Nydam, R. L., Eaton, J. G. and Sankey, J., 2007. New taxa of transversely-toothed lizards (Squamata: Scincomorpha) and new information on the evolutionary history of "teiids". Journal of Paleontology, 81, 538-549.
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Rieppel, O., Conrad, J. L. and Maisano, J. A., 2007. New morphological data for Eosaniwa koehni and a revised phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Paleontology, 81, 760-769.
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Lee, M. S. Y., Hugall, A. F., Lawson, R. and Scanlon, J. D., 2007. Phylogeny of snakes (Serpentes): combining morphological and molecular data in likelihood, Bayesian and parsimony analyses. Systematics and Biodiversity, 5, 371-389.

Vidal, N., Delmas, A.-S., David, P., Cruaud, C., Couloux, A. and Hedges, S. B., 2007. The phylogeny and classification of caenophidian snakes inferred from seven nuclear protein-coding genes. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 330, 182-187.

2006

Apesteguia, S. and Zaher, H., 2006. A Cretaceous terrestrial snake with robust hindlimbs and a sacrum. Nature, 440, 1037-1040.
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Dutchak, A. R. and Caldwell, M. W., 2006. Redescription of Aigalosaurus dalmaticus Kramberger, 1892, a Cenomanian mosasauroid lizard from Hvar Island, Croatia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 43, 1821-1834.
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Hollis, J. L., 2006. Phylogenetics of the genus Chironius Fitzinger, 1826 (Serpentes, Colubridae) based on morphology. Herpetologica, 62, 435-453.

Scanlon, J. D., 2006. Skull of the large non-macrostomatan snake Yurlunggur from the Australian Oligo-Miocene. Nature, 439, 839-842.
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2005

Bell, G. L. and Polcyn, M. J., 2005. Dallasaurus turneri, a new primitive mosasauroid from the middle Turonian of Texas and comments on the phylogeny of Mosasauridae (Squamata). Geologie en Mijnbouw, 84, 177-194.
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Evans, S. E. and Wang, Y., 2005. The Early Cretaceous lizard Dalinghosaurus from China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 50, 725-742.

Evans, S. E., Wang, Y. and Li, C., 2005. The Early Cretaceous lizard genus Yabeinosaurus from China: resolving an enigma. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 3, 319-335.
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Ferrarezzi, H., Barbo, F. E. and Albuquerque, C. E., 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of a new species of Apostolepis from Brazilian Cerrado with notes on the Assimilis group (Serpentes: Colubridae: Xenodontinae: Elapomorphini). Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia, Museu de Zoologia a Universidade de Sao Paulo, 45, 215-229.
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Lee, M. S. Y., 2005. Squamate phylogeny, taxon sampling, and data congruence. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 5, 25-45.
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Lee, M. S. Y., 2005. Molecular evidence and marine snake origins. Biology Letters, 1, 227-230.

Lobo, F. and Quinteros, S., 2005. A morphology-based phylogeny of Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) with the description of four new species from Argentina. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (Sao Paulo), 45, 143-177.

Polcyn, M. J. and Bell, G. L., 2005. Russellosaurus coheni n. gen., n. sp., a 92 million-year-old mosasaur from Texas (USA), and the definition of the parafamily Russellosaurina. Geologie en Mijnbouw, 84, 321-333.

Rodrigues, M. T., Freire, E. M. X., Pellegrino, K. C. M. and Sites, J. W., 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and species of microteiid lizard from the Atlantic forest of north-eastern Brazil (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 144, 543-557.

Vieira, G. H. C., Colli, G. R. and Bao, S. N., 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of corytophanid lizards (Iguania, Squamata, Reptilia) based on partitioned and total evidence analyses of sperm morphology, gross morphology, and DNA data. Zoologica Scripta, 34, 605-625.

2004

Pierce, S. E. and Caldwell, M. W., 2004. Redescription and phylogenetic position of the Adriatic (Upper Cretaceous; Cenomanian) dolichosaur Pontosaurus lesinensis (Kornhuber, 1873). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24, 373-386.
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Scanlon, J. D. and Lee, M. S. Y., 2004. Phylogeny of Australasian venomous snakes (Colubroidea, Elapidae, Hydrophiinae) based on phenotypic and molecular evidence. Zoologica Scripta, 33, 335-366.

Townsend, T. M., Larson, A., Louis, E. and Macey, J. R., 2004. Molecular phylogenetics of Squamata: the position of snakes, amphisbaenians, and dibamids, and the root of the squamate tree. Systematic Biology, 53, 735-757.

Zug, G. R., 2004. Systematics of the Carlia "fusca" lizards (Squamata: Scincidae) of New Guinea and nearby islands. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology, 5, 1-84.

2003

Abdala, V. and Moro, S., 2003. A cladistic analysis of ten lizard families (Reptilia: Squamata) based on cranial musculature. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 10, 53-73.
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Kearney, M., 2003. The phylogenetic position of Sineoamphisbaena hexatabularis reexamined. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23, 394-403.

Kearney, M., 2003. Systematics of the Amphisbaenia (Lepidosauria: Squamata) based on morphological evidence from recent and fossil forms. Herpetological Monographs, 17, 1-74.
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Schulte, J. A., Valladares, J. P. and Larson, A., 2003. Phylogenetic relationships within Iguanidae inferred using molecular and morphological data and a phylogenetic taxonomy of iguanian lizards. Herpetologica, 59, 399-419.

Wiens, J. J. and Etheridge, R. E., 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of hoplocercid lizards: coding and combining meristic, morphometric, and polymorphic data using step matrices. Herpetologica, 59, 375-398.

2002

Christiansen, P. and Bonde, N., 2002. A new species of gigantic mosasaur from the Late Cretaceous of Israel. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22, 629-644.
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Dortangs, R. W., Schulp, A. S., Mulder, E. W. A., Jagt, J. W. M., Peeters, H. H. G. and de Graaf, D. T., 2002. A large new mosasaur from the Upper Cretaceous of The Netherlands. Geologie en Mijnbouw, 81, 1-8.

Lee, M. S. Y. and Scanlon, J. D., 2002. Snake phylogeny based on osteology, soft anatomy and ecology. Biological Reviews, 77, 333-401.
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Lee, M. S. Y. and Scanlon, J. D., 2002. The Cretaceous marine squamate Mesoleptos and the origin of snakes. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Zoology), 68, 131-142.
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Nydam, R. L. and Cifelli, R. L., 2002. A new teiid lizard from the Cedar Mountain Formation (Albian-Cenomanian boundary) of Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22, 276-285.
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Rieppel, O. and Zaher, H., 2002. The skull of the Uropeltinae (Reptilia, Serpentes), with special reference to the oticooccipital region. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Zoology), 68, 123-130.

Zaher, H. and Rieppel, O., 2002. On the phylogenetic relationships of the Cretaceous snakes with legs, with special reference to Pachyrhachis probblematicus (Squamata, Serpentes). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22, 104-109.
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2001

Frost, D. R., Etheridge, R., Janies, D. and Titus, T. A., 2001. Total evidence, sequence alignment, evolution of polychrotid lizards, and a reclassification of the Iguania (Squamata: Iguania). American Museum Novitates, 3343, 1-38.

Frost, D. R., Rodrigues, M. T., Grant, T. and Titus, T. A., 2001. Phylogenetics of the lizard genus Tropidurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae: Tropidurinae): direct optimization, descriptive efficiency, and sensitivity analysis of congruence between molecular data and morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 21, 352-371.
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2000

Caldwell, M. W., 2000. On the aquatic squamate Dolichosaurus longicollis Owen, 1850 (Cenomanian, Upper Cretaceous), and the evolution of elongate necks in squamates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20, 720-735.
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Honda, M., Ota, H., Kobayashi, M., Nabhitabhata, J., Yong, H.-S., Sengoku, S. and Hikida, T., 2000. Phylogenetic relationships of the family Agamidae (Reptilia: Iguania) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Zoological Science, 17, 527-537.

Lee, M. S. Y., 2000. Soft anatomy, diffuse homoplasy, and the relationships of lizards and snakes. Zoologica Scripta, 29, 101-130.
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Lee, M. S. Y. and Caldwell, M. W., 2000. Adriosaurus and the affinities of mosasaurs, dolichosaurs, and snakes. Journal of Paleontology, 74, 915-937.

Scanlon, J. D. and Lee, M. S. Y., 2000. The Pleistocene serpent Wonambi and the early evolution of snakes. Nature, 403, 416-420.
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Tchernov, E., Rieppel, O., Zaher, H., Polcyn, M. J. and Jacobs, L. L., 2000. A fossil snake with limbs. Science, 287, 2010-2012.

1999

Caldwell, M. W., 1999. Squamate phylogeny and the relationships of snakes and mosasauroids. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125, 115-147.
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Caldwell, M. W., 1999. Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new species of Coniasaurus Owen, 1850 (Squamata). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 19, 438-455.
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Evans, S. E. and Barbadillo, L. J., 1999. A short-limbed lizard from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 60, 73-85.

Lee, M. S. Y., Caldwell, M. W. and Scanlon, J. D., 1999. A second primitive marine snake: Pachyophis woodwardi from the Cretaceous of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Journal of Zoology, London, 248, 509-520.

1998

Evans, S. E. and Barbadillo, L. J., 1998. An unusual lizard (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 124, 235-265.

Evans, S. E. and Chure, D. C., 1998. Paramacellodid lizard skulls from the Jurassic Morrison Formation at Dinosaur National Monument, Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 18, 99-114.
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Lee, M. S. Y., 1998. Convergent evolution and character correlation in burrowing reptiles: towards a resolution of squamate relationships. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 65, 369-453.
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Reynoso, V.-H., 1998. Huehuecuetzpalli mixtecus gen. et sp. nov: a basal squamate (Reptilia) from the Early Cretaceous of Tepexi de Rodriguez, Central Mexico. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 353, 477-500.

1997

Arnold, E. N., 1997. Interrelationships and evolution of the east Asian grass lizards, Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119, 267-296.
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Bell, G. L., 1997. A phylogenetic revision of North American and Adriatic Mosasauroidea. In J. M. Callaway and E. L. Nicholls (eds.) Ancient Marine Reptiles. Academic Press, San Diego, p293-332.
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Lee, M. S. Y., 1997. The phylogeny of varanoid lizards and the affinities of snakes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 352, 53-91.

Wiens, J. J. and Reeder, T. W., 1997. Phylogeny of the spiny lizards (Sceloporus) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Herpetological Monographs, 11, 1-101.

1996

Caldwell, M. W., 1996. Ontogeny and phylogeny of the mesopodial skeleton in mosasauroid reptiles. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116, 407-436.
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1995

Caldwell, M. W., Carroll, R. L. and Kaiser, H., 1995. The pectoral girdle and forelimb of Carsosaurus marchesetti (Aigialosauridae), with a preliminary phylogenetic analysis of mosasauroids and varanoids. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 15, 516-531.
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Clos, L. M., 1995. A new species of Varanus (Reptilia: Sauria) from the Miocene of Kenya. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 15, 254-267.
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Denotn, R. K. and O'Neill, R. C., 1995. Prototeius stageri, gen. et sp. nov., a new teiid lizard from the Upper Cretaceous Marshalltown Formation of New Jersey, with a preliminary phylogenetic revision of the Teiidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 15, 235-253.

1993

deBraga, M. and Carroll, R. L., 1993. The origin of mosasaurs as a model of macroevolutionary patterns and processes. In Hecht, M. K., MacIntyre, R. A. and Clegg, M. T. (eds.) Evolutionary Biology Volume 27. Plenum Press, New York, p245-322.

1992

Frost, D. R., 1992. Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of the Tropidurus group of lizards (Iguania: Tropiduridae). American Museum Novitates, 3033, 1-68.

1991

Kluge, A. G., 1991. Boine snake phylogeny and research cycles. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 178, 1-58.

Norell, M. A. and de Queiroz, K., 1991. The earliest iguanine lizard (Reptilia: Squamata) and its bearing on iguanine phylogeny. American Museum Novitates, 2997, 1-16.

1989

Cannatella, D. C. and de Queiroz, K., 1989. Phylogenetic systematics of the Anoles: is a new taxonomy warranted? Systematic Zoology, 38, 57-69.
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Frost, D. R. and Etheridge, R., 1989. A phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of igaunian lizards (Reptilia: Squamata). The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publication, 81, 1-65.

1988

Estes, R., de Queiroz, K. and Gauthier, J., 1988. Phylogenetic relationships within Squamata. In Estes, R. and Pregill, G. (eds.) Phylogenetic Relationships of the Lizard Families. Stanford University Press, Stanford, p119-281.
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Etheridge, R. and de Queiroz, K., 1988. A phylogeny of Iguanidae. In Estes, R. and Pregill, G. (eds.) The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Lizard Families. Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, p283-367.

Evans, S. E., 1988. The early history and relationships of the Diapsida. In M. J. Benton (ed.) The Phylogeny and Classification of the Tetrapods, Volume 1: Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds. Clarendon Press, Oxford, p221-260.
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Gauthier, J., Estes, R. and de Queiroz, K., 1988. A phylogenetic analysis of Lepidosauromorpha. In Estes, R. and Pregill, G. (eds.) The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Lizard Families. Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, p15-98.
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Good, D. A., 1988. The phylogenetic position of fossils assigned to the Gerrhonotinae (Squamata: Anguidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 8, 188-195.

Grismer, L. L., 1988. Phylogeny, taxonomy, classification, and biogeography of eublepharid geckos. In Estes, R. and Pregill, G. (eds.) The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Lizard Families. Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, p369-469.

Presch, W., 1988. Phylogenetic relationships of the Scincomorpha. In Estes, R. and Pregill, G. (eds.) The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Lizard Families. Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, p471-492.

Schwenk, K., 1988. Comparative morphology of the lepidosaur tongue and its relevance to squamate phylogeny. In Estes, R. and Pregill, G. (eds.) The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Lizard Families. Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, p569-598.

1987

de Queiroz, K., 1987. A new spiny-tailed Iguana from Honduras, with comments on relationships within Ctenosaura (Squamata: Iguania). Copeia, 1987, 892-902.

Kluge, A. G., 1987. Cladistic relationships in the Gekkonoidea (Squamata, Sauria). Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 173, 1-54.

1986

Guyer, C. and Savage, J. M., 1986. Cladistic relationships among anoles (Sauria: Iguanidae). Systematic Zoology, 35, 509-531.

Pregill, G. K., 1986. The evolution of helodermatid squamates, with description of a new taxon and an overview of Varanoidea. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History, 21, 167-202.

1980

Rieppel, O., 1980. The phylogeny of anguinomorph lizards. Memoires de la Societe Helvetique des Sciences Naturelles, 94, 1-86.

 
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