Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History)

  title={Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History)},
  author={G. Boulenger},
IT would be difficult to name any order of vertebrates more urgently in need of cataloguing than the lizards. The last general work on the group published in any country was Dr. J. E. Gray's Catalogue, which appeared forty years ago, only six years after the completion of the volumes devoted to lizards in Dumeril and Bibron's great work on Reptiles. The additions made in Dr. Gray's Catalogue.were considerable, but many of them were of doubtful value. Thus of fourteen new genera therein added by… Expand
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