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Oedura lesueurii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Gekkota
Infraorder: Pygopodomorpha
Family: Diplodactylidae

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The Diplodactylidae are a family in the suborder Gekkota (geckos), with about 126 species in 25 genera.[1] These geckos occur in Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia.[2][3] Three diplodactylid genera (Oedura, Rhacodactylus, and Hoplodactylus) have recently been split into multiple new genera [4][5][6]

In previous classifications, the family Diplodactylidae is equivalent to subfamily Diplodactylinae.



  1. ^ Reptile Database http://www.reptile-database.org
  2. ^ Han, D., K. Zhou, & A. M. Bauer. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships among gekkotan lizards inferred from c-mos nuclear DNA sequences and a new classification of the Gekkota. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 353– 368.
  3. ^ Gamble, T., E. Greenbaum, T.R. Jackman, A.P. Russell, and A.M. Bauer. 2012. Repeated origin and loss of adhesive toepads in geckos. PLoS ONE 7:e39429
  4. ^ Nielson, S.V., A.M.Bauer, T.R. Jackman, R.A. Hitchmough and C.H. Daughtry. 2011. New Zealand geckos (Diplodactylidae): Cryptic diversity in a post-Gondwanan lineage with trans-Tasman affinities Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59:1-22
  5. ^ Oliver, P.M., A.M. Bauer, E. Greenbaum, T.R. Jackman, and T. Hobbie. 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of the arboreal Australian gecko genus Oedura Gray 1842 (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae): Another plesiomorphic grade? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 255-264.
  6. ^ Bauer, A.M., T.R. Jackman, R.A. Sadlier, and A.H. Whitaker. 2012. Revision of the giant geckos of New Caledonia (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus). Zootaxa 3404.1-52.