Gekkota

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Gekkota
Temporal range: 110 Ma - Holocene[1]
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Lygodactylus luteopicturatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Infraorder: Gekkota

The Gekkota are an infraorder of reptiles in the suborder Scleroglossa, comprising all geckos and the limbless Pygopodidae. The legless lizards of the family Dibamidae, also referred to as blind lizards,[2] have occasionally been included as gekkotans but recent molecular phylogenies suggest they are not gekkotans.[3][4]

Gekkota are a suborder of Squamata, and consist of seven families:[5][6][7][8][9]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold, E.N., & Poinar, G. (2008). "A 100 million year old gecko with sophisticated adhesive toe pads, preserved in amber from Myanmar (abstract)". Zootaxa. Retrieved August 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ Myers, P., R.; Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. (2008). "Infraorder GekkotaInfraorder Gekkota (blind lizards, geckos, and legless lizards)". The Animal Diversity Web (online). Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Townsend, T., A. Larson, E. Louis, & J. R. Macey. 2004. Molecular phylogenetics of Squamata: The position of snakes, amphisbaenians, and dibamids, and the root of the squamate tree. Systematic Biology 53: 735–758.
  4. ^ Vidal, N. & S. B. Hedges. 2005. The phylogeny of squamate reptiles (lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenians) inferred from nine nuclear protein-coding genes. Comptes Rendus Biologies 328: 1000–1008.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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

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