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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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Repeated Origin and Loss of Adhesive Toepads in Geckos
Geckos are well known for their extraordinary clinging abilities and many species easily scale vertical or even inverted surfaces. This ability is enabled by a complex digital adhesive mechanismExpand
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Coming to America: multiple origins of New World geckos
Geckos in the Western Hemisphere provide an excellent model to study faunal assembly at a continental scale. We generated a time‐calibrated phylogeny, including exemplars of all New World geckoExpand
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Evidence for Gondwanan vicariance in an ancient clade of gecko lizards
Aim Geckos (Reptilia: Squamata), due to their great age and global distribution, are excellent candidates to test hypotheses of Gondwanan vicariance against post-Gondwanan dispersal. Our aims are: toExpand
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Out of the blue: a novel, trans‐Atlantic clade of geckos (Gekkota, Squamata)
Phylogenetic relationships among gekkotan lizards were estimated from five nuclear protein‐coding genes in separate and combined analyses using maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood and BayesianExpand
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A standardized series of embryonic stages for the emydid turtle Trachemys scripta
Interspecific comparisons of embryological development in turtles have been confounded by differences in morphology, number of stages, and relative detail of information provided for stages. ToExpand
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Reconsideration of skeletal development of Chelydra serpentina (Reptilia: Testudinata: Chelydridae): evidence for intraspecific variation
Patterns of formation and sequence of ossification of the entire skeleton are described for the snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina, based on new and previously published data. Differences in theExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of microhylid frogs (Anura: Microhylidae) with emphasis on relationships among New World genera
BackgroundOver the last ten years we have seen great efforts focused on revising amphibian systematics. Phylogenetic reconstructions derived from DNA sequence data have played a central role in theseExpand
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South Asia supports a major endemic radiation of Hemidactylus geckos.
Hemidactylus geckos are a species-rich component of many tropical lizard assemblages. We sampled deeply among tropical Asian, and especially South Asian, taxa and used a multi-gene approach toExpand
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Phylogeny, taxonomy, and zoogeography of the genus Gekko Laurenti, 1768 with the revalidation of G . reevesii Gray, 1831 (Sauria: Gekkonidae)
A review of the taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography of all currently recognized Gekko species is provided based on morphology (including size, scalation, color, and pattern) and mitochondrial andExpand
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