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Barbour, T. 1904. Batrachia and Reptilia from the Bahamas. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard 45: 55-61.

Barbour, T. 1906. Additional notes on Bahama snakes. American Naturalist 40: 229-232.

Barbour, T. 1910. A note regarding the green Anolis from the northern Bahamas. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 23: 99-100.

Breder, C. 1934. Ecology of an oceanic freshwater lake, Andros Island, Bahamas, with special reference to its fishes. (Reptiles and amphibians, pp. 66-69). Zoologica (New York) 18: 57-88.

Buden, D.W.; Schwartz, A. 1969. Reptiles and birds of the Cay Sal Bank, Bahama Islands. Q. J. Fla Acad. Sci. 31: 290-320.

Carey, M. 1976. Iguanas of the Exumas. Wildlife (London) 18(2): 59-61.

Clough, G.C.; Folk, G. 1971. The vertebrate fauna and the vegetation of East Plana Cay, Bahama Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 138: 1-17.

Cope, E.D. 1887. List of Batrachia and Reptilia of the Bahama Islands. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 1887: 436-439.

Dodd, C.K.; Franz, R. 1996. Species richness and biogeography of the herpetofauna in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Bahamas. pp. 359-369. In: Powell, R. & Henderson, R.W. (eds.). Contributions to West Indian herpetology: a tribute to Albert Schwartz. SSAR (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles). 457 pp. (Contributions to Herpetology no. 12).

Franz, R.; Dodd, C.K.; Buckner, S.D. 1996. A review of herpetology of the Bahamian archipelago. Bahamas Journal of Science 3(3): 22-30.

Franz, R.; Dodd, C.K.; Buden, D.W. 1993. Distributional records of amphibians and reptiles from the Exuma Islands, Bahamas, including the first reports of a freshwater turtle and an introduced gecko. Caribbean Journal of Science 29(3-4): 165-173.

Garman, S. 1888. Reptiles and batrachians from the Caymans and from the Bahamas, collected by Prof. C. J. Maynard for the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass. Bull. Essex Inst. 20: 1-13.

Hastings, A.K.; Krigbaum, J.; Steadman, D.W.; Albury, N.A. 2014. Domination by reptiles in a terrestrial food web of the Bahamas prior to human occupation. Journal of Herpetology 48(3): 380-388.

Hecht, M.K. 1955. The comparison of recent and fossil amphibian, reptilian, and mammalian faunas in the Bahamas. American Philosophical Society Yearbook 1954 [1955]: 133-135.

Johnson, S. 2018. Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis) on New Providence Island, The Bahamas. IRCF (International Reptile Conservation Foundation) Journal 25(3): 212–213.

Johnson, S.; Buckner, S.; Knowles, D. 2018. Another parthenogenetic species of gecko on New Providence Island, The Bahamas. IRCF (International Reptile Conservation Foundation) Journal 25(3): 215–216.

Johnson, S.; Francois, K. 2018. First record of an Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus) from Paradise Island, The Bahamas. IRCF (International Reptile Conservation Foundation) Journal 25(3): 214.

Klingel, G.C. 1932. Shipwrecked on Inagua. Natural History (New York) 32: 42-55.

Knapp, C.R.; Iverson, J.B.; Buckner, S.D.; Cant, S.V. 2011. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in The Bahamas. pp. 52. In: Hailey, A.; Wilson, B.S. & Horrocks, J.A. (eds.). Conservation of Caribbean Island herpetofaunas. Vol. 2. Regional accounts of the West Indies. Brill, Leiden & Boston. 439 pp.

Krysko, K.L.; Steadman, D.W.; Nuñez, L.P.; Lee, D.S. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of Caribbean dipsadid (Xenodontinae: Alsophiini) snakes, including identification of the first record from the Cay Sal Bank, the Bahamas. Zootaxa 4028(3): 441-450.

Lee, D.S. 2004. Additional reptiles and amphibians introduced to the Bahamas: a growing conservation concern. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 39(9): 161-164.

Lee, D.S. 2005. Reptiles and amphibians introduced to the Bahamas, a potential conservation crisis. Bahamas Journal of Science 12(2): 2-6.

Mealey, B.K.; Parks, G.M.; Schooley, J.; Rothchild, J.; Roth, L.; Snodgrass, D.; Baldwin, J.D. 2002. Discovery of freshwater turtles in Bimini, Bahamas. Bahamas Journal of Science 9(2): 58-62.

Murakami, M.; Hirao, T. 2010. Lizard predation alters the effect of habitat area on the species richness of insect assemblages on Bahamian isles. Diversity and Distributions 16(6): 952-958.

Noble, G.K.; Klingel, G.C. 1932. The reptiles of Great Inagua Island, British West Indies. American Museum Novitates 549: 1-25.

Oliver, J.A. 1948. The anoline lizards of Bimini, Bahamas. American Museum Novitates 1383: 1-36.

Rabb, G.B.; Hayden, E.B. 1957. The Van Voast-American Museum of Natural History Bahama Islands Expedition. Record of the expedition and general features of the islands. American Museum Novitates 1836: 1-53.

Reynolds, R.G.; Puente-Rolón, A.R.; Castle, A.L.; Schoot, M. van de; Geneva, A.J. 2018. Herpetofauna of Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas and phylogenetic relationships of Anolis fairchildi, Anolis sagrei, and Tropidophis curtus from the region. Breviora 560: 1-19.

Rosen, N. 1912. Contributions to the fauna of the Bahamas. 1-3. Lund Univ. [angstrom]rsskr. N.F. 7(2, no. 5): Unpaginated.

Schmidt, K.P. 1936. Notes on Bahaman reptiles and amphibians. Field Museum of Natural History Zoological Series 20: 127-133.

Schoener, T.W. 1968. The Anolis lizards of Bimini: resource partitionong in a complex fauna. Ecology 49: 704-726.

Schoener, T.W. 1988. Leaf damage in island buttonwood, Conocarpus erectus: correlations with pubescence, island area, isolation and the distribution of major carnivores. Oikos 53(2): 253-266.

Schoener, T.W. 1990. Deletion of rare species does not change the conclusion that on Bahamian islands arthropods have greater temporal variability in population size than vertebrates. Oikos 58(3): 385-386.

Schoener, T.W.; Adler, G.H. 1991. Greater resolution of distributional complementarities by controlling for habitat affinities: a study with Bahamian lizards and birds. American Naturalist 137(5): 669-692.

Schoener, T.W.; Schoener, A. 1980. Densities, sex ratios, and population structure in four species of Bahamian Anolis lizards. Journal of Animal Ecology 49(1): 19-53.

Schoener, T.W.; Schoener, A. 1982. The ecological correlates of survival in some Bahamian Anolis lizards. Oikos 39(1): 1-16.

Spiller, D.A.; Losos, J.B.; Schoener, T.W. 1998. Impact of a catastrophic hurricane on island populations. Science (Washington, D.C.) 281(5377): 695-697.

Spiller, D.A.; Schoener, T.W. 1995. Long-term variation in the effect of lizards on spider density is linked to rainfall. Oecologia (Heidelberg) 103(2): 133-139.

Takimoto, G.; Spiller, D.A.; Post, D.M. 2008. Ecosystem size, but not disturbance, determines food-chain length on islands of the Bahamas. Ecology (Washington D C) 89(11): 3001-3007.

Webster, T.R.; Selander, R.K.; Yang, S.Y. 1972. Genetic variability and similarity in the Anolis lizards of Bimini. Evolution (Lawrence) 26(4): 523-535.

White, A.; Carey, E.; Dean, P. 1999. Report of a visit to Cay Santo Domingo, Cay Verde, and Cay Lobos. Bahamas Journal of Science 7(1): 40-44.

Winchell, K.M.; Muralidhar, P.; Fredette, J.R.; Reynolds, R.G. 2015. New herpetofaunal records for Great Isaac Cay, Bimini Group, Bahamas. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 22(3): 106–110.