The references listed below are to the relatively few well established marine relations of lizards and snakes and crocodiles, among which groups only the single family of sea-snakes is as fully marine as were the extinct mosasaurs of the Cretaceous or the crocodile-like teleosaurs of the Jurassic. The marine relations of living turtles are to be included by Dr. Rainer Zangerl in his section of the Bibliography. A single lizard species, the marine iguana of the Galapagos Islands, is fully marine in its dependence on marine algae for food; otherwise, the marine relations of the living lizards and crocodiles are mainly those associated with the sea-beach habitat.
The opportunity to confer with Dr. Robert Mertens has much extended the list of significant references on this subject. This list can by no means be regarded as exhaustive.
Barbour, Thomas (and Ramsden, Charles T.). The herpetology of Cuba: Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., vol. 47, pp. 69-213, pls. 1–15, 1919.
Reports Crocodylus acutus in Cuba from mangrove swamps and estuaries, always in association with salt or brackish water. Crocodylus rhombifer is found to reach the coast (and the mangrove zone) at Ensenada de Cochinos, where C. acutus does not occur, (pp. 202–210). Natrix compressicauda is reported from the mangrove zone and from salt water on the north coast of Cuba.
Beebe, William. Galapagos world’s end: New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, pp. xxi, 443, illus., 1924.
Fifteen pages are devoted to observations on the marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, describing its mode...