Osteoderms in the anguid lizard subfamily Diploglossinae and their taxonomic importance.
Two of the authors of the present paper (Savage and Lips, 1993) reviewed the status of the living genera of anguid lizards placed in the subfamily Diploglossinae and described two new species, Celestus hylaius and C.
Molecular phylogenetics, tRNA evolution, and historical biogeography in anguid lizards and related taxonomic families.
This extended period of spermiogenesis that included spring, summer and autumn differed from other North American anguid lizards like Elgaria kingii which produce sperm in autumn (Goldberg 1975) or E.
With approximately 26 species of anguid lizards in Mexico (Flores Villela & Gerez 1994) additional studies on other species of this family will be needed before the reproductive biology of this group of lizards will be more fully understood.