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Taxonomy of the genus Oplurus Biodiversity of the family Opluridae

Bibliography of the genus
Oplurus (Madagascar Spiny Iguanas)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Opluridae)

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.


Oplurus in general

Blanc, C.P. 1977. Reptiles sauriens Iguanidae. Faune de Madagascar 45: 1-199.

Blanc, C.P. 1982. Biogeographical aspects of the distribution of Malagasy iguanids and their implications. pp. 38-45. In: Burghardt, G.M. & Rand, A.S. (eds.). Iguanas of the world: their behaviour, ecology and conservation. Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, New Jersey. 472 pp.

Blanc, C.P. 1982. Les iguanes. Recherche (Paris) 139: 1398-1408.

Blanc, C.P. 1983. Studies on the Iguanidae of Madagascar: 8 - stages and factors involved in their evolution. ASRA (Association for the Study of Reptilia and Amphibia) Journal 2(2): 30-39.

Blanc, C.P.; Blanc, F.; Rouault, J. 1983. The interrelationships of Malagasy iguanids. Journal of Herpetology 17(2): 129-136.

Brillet, C. 1982. Contribution a l'etude des relations entre individus chez cinq especes d'iguanes malgaches du genre Oplurus. Terre et Vie 36(1): 79-148.

Chan, L.M.; Choi, D.; Raselimanana, A.P.; Rakotondravony, H.A.; Yoder, A.D. 2012. Defining spatial and temporal patterns of phylogeographic structure in Madagascar's iguanid lizards (genus Oplurus). Molecular Ecology 21(15): 3839-3851.

Dujsebayeva, T.N.; Ananjeva, N.B.; B÷hme, W.; Wagner, P. 2009. Studies on specialized epidermal derivatives in iguanian lizards: II. New data on the scalation of the Malagasy iguanas of the genus Oplurus (Sauria: Iguanidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 30(1): 89-97.

Etheridge, R.E. 1982. Checklist of the iguanine and Malagasy iguanid lizards. pp. 7-37. In: Burghardt, G.M. & Rand, A.S. (eds.). Iguanas of the world: their behaviour, ecology and conservation. Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, New Jersey. 472 pp.

Gardner, C.; Jasper, L.; Nary, R. 2011. A new, isolated population of Oplurus (Iguanidae) from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, western Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 4: 253-254.

Grubenmann, M. 2007. Madagaskar-Leguane. 3. Iguana Rundschreiben 20(1): 23-25.

Meier, H. 1981. Zur Íkologie, Ethologie und Taxonomie einiger Arten der Gattung Oplurus auf Madagaskar (Reptilia: Sauria: Iguanidae). Salamandra 17(1-2): 43-54.

MŘnchenberg, T.; Wollenberg, K.C.; Glaw, F.; Vences, M. 2008. Molecular phylogeny and geographic variation of Malagasy iguanas (Oplurus and Chalarodon). Amphibia-Reptilia 29(3): 319-327.

Noel, V. 2008. Enquete sur les lezards du genre Oplurus, ou lezards epineux de Madagascar. Basiliscus 2: 30-47.

Savage, J.M. 1952. The correct generic names for the iguanid lizards of Madagascar and the Fiji Islands. Copeia 1952: 182.

Schmidt, W.; Liebel, K. 1998. Pflege und Zucht von Madagaskar-Leguanen. Iguana Rundschreiben 11(1)(19): 12-20.

Oplurus cuvieri

Bels, V.L.; Delheusy, V. 1992. Kinematics of prey capture in iguanid lizards: comparison between Anolis equestris (Anolinae) and Oplurus cuvieri (Oplurinae). Belgian Journal of Zoology 122(2): 223-234.

Brillet, C. 1982. Contribution a l'etude des relations entre individus chez cinq especes d'iguanes malgaches du genre Oplurus. Terre et Vie 36(1): 79-148.

Cooper, W.E. 1999. Prey chemical discrimination in ambush foragers: absence in representatives of two additional iguanian lizard families and probable olfactory mediation in a gekkonine gecko. Chemoecology 9(4): 155-159.

Delheusy, V.; Bels, V.L. 1992. Kinematics of feeding behaviour in Oplurus cuvieri (Reptilia: Iguanidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 170: 155-186.

Dickinson, H.C.; Fa, J.E. 1997. Ultraviolet light and heat source selection in captive spiny-tailed iguanas (Oplurus cuvieri). Zoo Biology 16(5): 391-401.

Gibson, R.C.; Buley, K.R. 1996. Captive management and breeding of Madagascar spiny iguanas Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri Gray, 1831. Dodo 32: 137-143.

Grubenmann, M. 2006. Madagaskar-Leguane. 2. Iguana Rundschreiben 19(2): 5-10.

Hilgartner, R.; Raoilison, M. 2005. Freilandbeobachtungen am Madagaskar-Leguan Oplurus cuvieri (Gray, 1831). Reptilia (D) 10(53): 64-69.

Ito, R. 2013. Natural history notes: Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri (Madagascan Spiny-tailed Iguana). Prey. Herpetological Review 44(4): 678.

Ito, R.; Mori, A. 2010. Vigilance against predators induced by eavesdropping on heterospecific alarm calls in a non-vocal lizard Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri (Reptilia: Iguania). Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences Series B 277(1685): 1275-1280.

Ito, R.; Mori, A. 2012. The Madagascan spiny-tailed iguana alters the sequence of anti-predator responses depending on predator types. African Journal of Herpetology 61(1): 58-68.

Kawai, U. 2016. Natural history notes: Oplurus cuvieri (Madagascan Spiny-tailed Iguana). Diet. Herpetological Review 47(2): 300-301.

Koch-Isenburg, L. 1978. Der Madagassische Dornschwanz Hoplurus sebae. Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein Darmstadt Bericht N.F. 1977(4): 18-19.

Makoto, M.I.; Ito, R. 2015. Natural history notes: Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri (Madagascan Spiny-tailed Iguana). Diet. Herpetological Review 46(4): 632-633.

McElroy, E.J.; Wilson, R.; Biknevicius, A.R.; Reilly, S.M. 2014. A comparative study of single-leg ground reaction forces in running lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 217(5): 735-742.

Meirte, D. 1992. Occurrence of Oplurus cuvieri (Reptilia, Iguanidae) on Grand Comoro, Indian Ocean. British Herpetological Society Bulletin 39: 3-4.

Mori, A.; Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R. 2002. Foraging mode of a Madagascan iguanian lizard, Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri. African Journal of Ecology 40(1): 61-64.

Paulian, R.; Raharijaona, H. 1950. Deux cas de regeneration teratologique chez le lezard Hoplurus sebae. Le Naturaliste Malgache 2: 143-144.

Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R. 1998. Activity temperatures in Oplurus cyclurus, Oplurus cuvieri and Zonosaurus laticaudatus and resting metabolic rates in the latter two species. Amphibia-Reptilia 19(2): 215-220.

Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R. 2000. Sexual size dimorphism in the lizard Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri (Squamata, Opluridae) from Madagascar. African Zoology 35(2): 287-293.

Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R.; Mori, A. 1999. Spatial utilization and social interactions in Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri (Squamata, Opluridae) in Madagascar. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 18(2): 57-65.

Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R.; Mori, A. 2001. Egg-laying activities and reproductive traits in females of Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri. Journal of Herpetology 35(2): 209-217.

Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R.; Mori, A. 2004. Thermal biology of an Iguanian lizard, Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri, in a tropical dry forest of Madagascar. Current Herpetology 23(2): 53-62.

Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R.; Mori, A. 2005. Factors affecting the intra-populational variation in dorsal color pattern of an iguanian lizard, Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri. Current Herpetology 24(1): 19-26.

Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R.; Mori, A. 2012. Examination of myrmecophagy and herbivory in the Madagascan Spiny-tailed Iguana, Oplurus cuvieri (Reptilia: Opluridae). Current Herpetology 31(1): 8-13.

Rosa, G.M.; Rakotozafy, S. 2013. Opportunistic but voracious: Madagascan spiny-tailed iguana, Oplurus cuvieri (Reptilia: Opluridae) predation upon a small mammal. Herpetology Notes 6: 459-461.

Wagemans, F.; Chardon, M.; Gasc, J.P.; Renous, S.; Bels, V.L. 1999. Drinking behaviour in Anolis carolinensis (Voigt, 1837) and Oplurus cuvieri (Gray, 1831) (Reptilia: Iguania: Iguanidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 77(7): 1136-1146.

Zwartepoorte, H. 1999. Behavioural study on a group of Madagascar iguana (Oplurus c. cuvieri) hatchlings. British Herpetological Society Bulletin 69: 7-13.

Oplurus cyclurus

Brillet, C. 1981. Parades d'alarme chez deux lÚzards malgaches: Oplurus grandidieri et Oplurus cyclurus (Sauria - Iguanidae). Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences Serie III Sciences de la Vie A 292(15): 893-896.

Brillet, C. 1982. Contribution a l'etude des relations entre individus chez cinq especes d'iguanes malgaches du genre Oplurus. Terre et Vie 36(1): 79-148.

Grubenmann, M. 2006. Madagaskar-Leguane. 2. Iguana Rundschreiben 19(2): 5-10.

Randriamahazo, H.J.A.R. 1998. Activity temperatures in Oplurus cyclurus, Oplurus cuvieri and Zonosaurus laticaudatus and resting metabolic rates in the latter two species. Amphibia-Reptilia 19(2): 215-220.

Oplurus fierinensis

Brillet, C. 1982. Contribution a l'etude des relations entre individus chez cinq especes d'iguanes malgaches du genre Oplurus. Terre et Vie 36(1): 79-148.

Oplurus grandidieri

Brillet, C. 1981. Parades d'alarme chez deux lÚzards malgaches: Oplurus grandidieri et Oplurus cyclurus (Sauria - Iguanidae). Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences Serie III Sciences de la Vie A 292(15): 893-896.

Brillet, C. 1982. Contribution a l'etude des relations entre individus chez cinq especes d'iguanes malgaches du genre Oplurus. Terre et Vie 36(1): 79-148.

Oplurus quadrimaculatus

Brillet, C. 1982. Contribution a l'etude des relations entre individus chez cinq especes d'iguanes malgaches du genre Oplurus. Terre et Vie 36(1): 79-148.

Dieckmann, M.; Grubenmann, M. 2012. [Oplurus quadrimaculatus (Dumeril & Bibron, 1851)]. (In German). Iguana Rundschreiben 25(2): 17-20.

Struijk, R.P.J.H. 2014. Natural history notes: Oplurus quadrimaculatus (Dumeril's Madagascar Spiny-tailed Iguana). Prey and predatory behavior. Herpetological Review 45(3): 503.