The jaw musculature of the rare Lanthanotus has so far been described by Haas (1973) only. The throat musculature has been somewhat incorrectly described and figured by McDowell (1972). The relationships of Lanthanotus are still a matter of debate (McDowell and Bogert, 1954; Russell, 1967; McDowell, 1972). Moreover, the species is of great interest as it is sometimes thought to be close to the ancestry of snakes (McDowell, 1972; Bellairs, 1972). It was therefore considered to be desirable to review the head musculature of Lanthanotus in comparison with other anguinomorph lizards.
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- The Head Musculature of Lanthanotus borneensis
Dr. Olivier Rieppel
- Birkhäuser Basel