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Erosion of Lizard Diversity by Climate Change and Altered Thermal Niches
Global extinction projections were validated with local extinctions observed from 1975 to 2009 for regional biotas on four other continents, suggesting that lizards have already crossed a threshold for extinctions caused by climate change.
The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Repeated Origin and Loss of Adhesive Toepads in Geckos
A multigene phylogeny of geckos is presented, including 107 of 118 recognized genera, and it is determined that adhesive toepads have been gained and lost multiple times, and remarkably, with approximately equal frequency.
Evidence for Gondwanan vicariance in an ancient clade of gecko lizards
A phylogeny of the sphaerodactyl geckos and their closest relatives is generated and divergence date estimates are used to inform a biogeographical scenario regarding Gondwanan relationships and assess the roles of vicariance and dispersal in shaping the current distributions of the New World sphaingroup gecko and their nearest Old World relatives.
Coming to America: multiple origins of New World geckos
- T. Gamble, A. Bauer, A. Simons
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of Evolutionary Biology
- 1 February 2011
The phylogenetic and biogeographical hypotheses presented here provide an historical framework to further pursue research on the diversification and assembly of the New World herpetofauna.
Phylogenetic relationships and limb loss in sub-Saharan African scincine lizards (Squamata: Scincidae).
Out of the blue: a novel, trans‐Atlantic clade of geckos (Gekkota, Squamata)
The relationships of this new clade to other major gekkotan groups, previous phylogenetic hypotheses regarding constituent members of this novel clade are evaluated, and the use of historically important morphological characters in gekKotan systematics as they relate to this novelClade are critically examined.
Atlas and red list of the reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation
It is shown that additional conservation actions are needed to effectively protect reptiles, particularly lizards and turtles, and that adding reptile knowledge to a global complementarity conservation priority scheme identifies many locations that consequently become important.
Descriptions of seven new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with a key to the species of Myanmar (Burma)
- A. Bauer
- 4 November 2003
The discovery of seven new species of the gekkonid lizard genus Cyrtodactylus suggests that each hill range, as well as isolated peaks, may be expected to harbor endemic species of geckos.