Gekkota

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Gekkota
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous - Holocene[1]
Dwarf Yellow-headed gecko edit.jpg
Dwarf yellow-headed gecko (Lygodactylus luteopicturatus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Infraorder: Gekkota
Cuvier, 1817
Groups & Genera

Gekkota is an infraorder of squamate reptiles in the suborder Scleroglossa, comprising all geckos and the limbless "snake-lizards" of family Pygopodidae. The legless lizards of the family Dibamidae, also referred to as blind lizards,[2] have occasionally been counted as gekkotans, but recent molecular phylogenies suggest otherwise.[3][4]

Taxonomy[edit]

Gekkota is composed of seven families:[5][6][7][8][9]

Gekkota

Diplodactylidae

Carphodactylidae

Pygopodidae

Eublepharidae

Sphaerodactylidae

Phyllodactylidae

Gekkonidae

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)" (PDF). Zootaxa. Retrieved August 12, 2009.
  2. ^ Myers, P.; R. Espinosa; C. S. Parr; T. Jones; G. S. Hammond; T. A. Dewey (2008). "Infraorder GekkotaInfraorder Gekkota (blind lizards, geckos, and legless lizards)". The Animal Diversity Web (online). Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  3. ^ Townsend, Ted M.; Larson, Allan; Louis, Edward; Macey, J. Robert (1 October 2004). "Molecular Phylogenetics of Squamata: The Position of Snakes, Amphisbaenians, and Dibamids, and the Root of the Squamate Tree". Systematic Biology. 53 (5): 735–757. doi:10.1080/10635150490522340.
  4. ^ Vidal, Nicolas; Hedges, S. Blair (October 2005). "The phylogeny of squamate reptiles (lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenians) inferred from nine nuclear protein-coding genes". Comptes Rendus Biologies. 328 (10–11): 1000–1008. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2005.10.001.
  5. ^ Han, D.; Zhou, K.; Bauer, A.M. (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 (3): 353–368. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2004.00393.x.
  6. ^ Gamble, Tony; Bauer, Aaron M.; Greenbaum, Eli; Jackman, Todd R. (21 August 2007). "Evidence for Gondwanan vicariance in an ancient clade of gecko lizards". Journal of Biogeography: 070821084123003––. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2007.01770.x.
  7. ^ Gamble, T.; Bauer, A.M.; Greenbaum, E.; Jackman, T.R. (July 2008). "Out of the blue: A novel, trans-Atlantic clade of geckos (Gekkota, Squamata)". Zoologica Scripta. 37 (4): 355–366. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00330.x. S2CID 83706826.
  8. ^ Gamble, Tony; Greenbaum, Eli; Jackman, Todd R.; Russell, Anthony P.; Bauer, Aaron M. (June 27, 2012). "Repeated Origin and Loss of Adhesive Toepads in Geckos". PLOS ONE. 7 (6): e39429. Bibcode:2012PLoSO...739429G. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039429. PMC 3384654. PMID 22761794.
  9. ^ Gamble, T.; Bauer, A.M.; Colli, G.R.; Greenbaum, E.; Jackman, T.R.; Vitt, L.J.; Simons, A.M. (February 2011). "Coming to America: Multiple Origins of New World Geckos". Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 24 (2): 231–244. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02184.x. PMC 3075428. PMID 21126276.