Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Cercosaura is a genus of primarily South American lizards. The genus includes 13 species according to studies that transfer species from the two genera Pantodactylus and Prionodactylus to this genus.[1]


The genus Cercosaura contains the following recognized species:[2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Cercosaura.


Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume II. ... Teiidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 497 pp. + Plates I-XXIV. (Genus Cercosaura, p. 395).
  • Wagler J. (1830). Natürliches System der AMPHIBIEN, mit vorangehender Classification der SÄUGTHIERE und VÖGEL. Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie. Munich, Stuttgart and Tübingen: J.G. Cotta. vi + 354 pp. + one plate. (Cercosaura, new genus, p. 158). (in German and Latin).

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