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Tetrapod Zoology

It’s high time you were told about Psammodromus

>Massively< simplified lacertid phylogeny, showing early divergence into Gallotiinae and Lacertinae. Acanthodactylus by Richard Hing, Gallotia by Petermann, Psammodromus by Wolfgang Wüster.

Once again, I have squamate guilt. For a while now I’ve been planning to discuss the lacertid lizard fauna of Europe (or, the European Field Guide Region, or Western Palaearctic, or whatever). European people tend to think of our lacertids as small, boring brown things (bar the few big green species). That might be true [...]

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