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Studies on amphisbaenids (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). 1, A taxonomic revision of the Trogonophinae, and a functional interpretation of the amphisbaenid adaptive pattern. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 119, article 3

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dc.contributor.author Gans, Carl, 1923- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T14:47:09Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T14:47:09Z
dc.date.issued 1960 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/1032
dc.description p. 133-204, [1] leaf of plates : ill., maps ; 27 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-204). en_US
dc.description.abstract "One. The acrodont amphisbaenids have been studied, and detailed descriptions are presented of the integument, skull and mandible, cervical vertebrae, hyoid, and shoulder girdles of four of the six species. Brief comments are made on the degree of lung reduction and nature of dermal innervation. 2. Forms recognized are (forms of which no specimens were available are marked with an asterisk, *): Trogonophis wiegmanni Kaup; Pachycalamus brevis Günther; Diplometopon zarudnyi Nikolski; Agamodon anguliceps Peters; *Agamodon compressus Mocquard; *Agamodon arabicus Anderson. 3. The subspecies A. anguliceps immaculatus Calabresi, placed in A. compressus by Loveridge (1941), is returned to its original species. 4. Reasons are presented for considering the acrodont forms as a distinct subfamily, the Trogonophinae, clearly separated from other amphisbaenids by a number of structural characters and a special mode of digging. 5. The problems encountered by burrowing species are analyzed on a theoretical basis. The theoretical analysis is tested on the basis of observations on the Florida amphisbaenid species Rhineura floridana Baird. The possible burrowing mode of the Trogonophinae is analyzed on the basis of differences from the pattern exhibited by rhineurine species"--P. 201. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York : [American Museum of Natural History] en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 119, article 3 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.119, art.3, 1960 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Trogonophidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphisbaenidae -- Adapatation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphisbaenidae -- Africa, North en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphisbaenidae -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Africa, North en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Middle East en_US
dc.title Studies on amphisbaenids (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). 1, A taxonomic revision of the Trogonophinae, and a functional interpretation of the amphisbaenid adaptive pattern. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 119, article 3 en_US
dc.title.alternative Taxonomic revision of the Trogonophinae, and a functional interpretation of the amphisbaenid adaptive pattern. en_US
dc.title.alternative Amphisbaenids en_US
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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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