Gekkonidae

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Gekkonidae
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Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Scleroglossa
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Genera

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The Gekkonidae are the largest family of geckos consisting of over 950 described species in 51 genera.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Many "typical" geckos are members of the Gekkonidae including house geckos (Hemidactylus), tokay geckos (Gekko gecko), and day geckos (Phelsuma). Species of Gekkonidae occur globally and are particularly species-rich in tropical areas.

Genera[edit]

These genera are considered members of the Gekkonidae:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 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., A. M. Bauer, E. Greenbaum, & T.R. Jackman. 2008. Out of the blue: A novel, trans-Atlantic clade of geckos (Gekkota, Squamata). Zoologica Scripta 37: 355-366.
  4. ^ Gamble, T., A. M. Bauer, E. Greenbaum, & T.R. Jackman. 2008. Evidence for Gondwanan vicariance in an ancient clade of gecko lizards. Journal of Biogeography 35: 88-104
  5. ^ Gamble, T., A. M. Bauer, G. R. Colli, E. Greenbaum, and T.R. Jackman, L. J. Vitt and A. M. Simons. 2011. Coming to America: Multiple Origins of New World Geckos. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:231-244.
  6. ^ 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