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Specific status of the North American fence lizards, Sceloporus undulatus and Sceloporus occidentalis, with comments on chromosome variation. American Museum novitates ; no. 2768

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dc.contributor.author Cole, Charles J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:11:46Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:11:46Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5254
dc.description 13 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-13). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The eastern fence lizard (S. undulatus) and western fence lizard (S. occidentalis) are shown to be sympatric in a woodland community in the Pine Valley Mountains, Washington County, Utah. Observations on external morphology and chromosomes, involving 49 specimens from the area of sympatry, produced no evidence of interbreeding. These forms are properly regarded as different species. The 16 S. occidentalis karyotyped from the Pine Valley Mountains included a triploid female that was sterile but otherwise appeared normal. Specimens of S. occidentalis have been karyotyped from many localities throughout its range (Utah to California, Washington to Baja California Norte), and, normally, all individuals are alike in chromosome morphology. However, four specimens out of 12 from northwestern California (Del Norte, Trinity, and Shasta counties) had a heteromorphic pair of chromosomes that were not sex-correlated. Following a generally overlooked paper by Harper, the authorship of the name Stellio undulatus (= Sceloporus undulatus) should be credited to Bosc and Daudin (in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801)"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2768 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2768, 1983 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sceloporus undulatus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sceloporus occidentalis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sceloporus -- Genetics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cytotaxonomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chromosomes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lizards -- Utah -- Washington County en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lizards -- North America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Utah -- Washington County en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- North America en_US
dc.title Specific status of the North American fence lizards, Sceloporus undulatus and Sceloporus occidentalis, with comments on chromosome variation. American Museum novitates ; no. 2768 en_US
dc.title.alternative Fence lizards en_US
dc.type text en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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