Comparative skull osteology and preliminary systematic revision of the African lizard genus Heliobolus (Squamata: Lacertidae)
作者: Mirjam DubkeChristy A. HipsleyJohannes Müller
作者单位: 1Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitatsforschung , Invalidenstraße 43, Berlin , 10115 Germany
2University of Melbourne , Bio Sciences , Parkville , 3010 , Australia
3Museums Victoria , Melbourne VIC 3001 , Australia
刊名: African Journal of Herpetology, 2018, Vol.67 (2), pp.160-197
来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal
DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2017.1422153
关键词: Computed tomographyCranial osteologySystematics
原始语种摘要: ABSTRACT(#br)The anatomy of African lacertid lizards (Lacertidae: Eremiadini) is poorly known, which has hindered a better understanding of their evolutionary relationships. This applies especially to the East African clade, which includes the genera Nucras , Latastia , Philochortus , Pseuderemias and Heliobolus . We present a detailed description of the skull osteology of the genus Heliobolus using X-ray microcomputed tomography and compare its morphology to the above lacertid taxa. Because the genus Heliobolus includes species of doubtful validity and affinities ( Heliobolus neumanni and Heliobolus nitidus ), we also present a detailed intrageneric comparison and construct a morphological character matrix that we analyse against a phylogenetic backbone derived from previous molecular...
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  • osteology 骨学
  • genus 
  • systematic 有系统的
  • lizard 蜥蜴
  • skull 头颅
  • postorbital 后眼窝骨
  • African 非洲的
  • locality 产地
  • poorly 贫乏地
  • phylogenetic 门的