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Amalosia lesueurii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Superfamily: Pygopodoidea
Family: Diplodactylidae
Underwood, 1954

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The Diplodactylidae are a family in the suborder Gekkota (geckos), with about 137 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 the subfamily Diplodactylinae.[7]



  1. ^ "Diplodactylidae". The Reptile Database. http://www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Han D, Zhou K, Bauer AM. 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, Greenbaum E, Jackman TR, Russell AP, Bauer AM. 2012. Repeated origin and loss of adhesive toepads in geckos. PLoS ONE 7:e39429
  4. ^ Nielson SV, Bauer AM, Jackman TR, Hitchmough RA, Daughtry CH. 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 PM, Bauer AM, Greenbaum E, Jackman TR, Hobbie T. 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 AM, Jackman TR, Sadlier RA, Whitaker AH. 2012. Revision of the giant geckos of New Caledonia (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus). Zootaxa 3404: 1-52.
  7. ^ Goin CJ, Goin OB, Zug GR. 1978. Introduction to Herpetology, Third Edition. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company. xi + 378 pp. ISBN 0-7167-0020-4. ("Subfamily Diplodactylinae", p. 284).

Further reading[edit]

  • Underwood G. 1954. On the classification and evolution of geckos. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 124 (3): 469-492. (Diplodactylidae, new family).