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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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Phylogenetic Relationships and Tempo of Early Diversification in Anolis Lizards
We examine phylogenetic relationships among anoles using mitochondrial DNA se- quences from the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 gene (ND2) andve transfer-RNA genes repre- senting 1,455 alignable baseExpand
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Between a rock and a hard polytomy: rapid radiation in the rupicolous girdled lizards (Squamata: Cordylidae).
Girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are sub-Saharan Africa's only endemic squamate family and contain 80 nominal taxa, traditionally divided into four genera: Cordylus, Pseudocordylus, Chamaesaura andExpand
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Niche lability in the evolution of a Caribbean lizard community
Niche conservatism—the tendency for closely related species to be ecologically similar—is widespread. However, most studies compare closely related taxa that occur in allopatry; in sympatry, theExpand
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Identification of 104 rapidly-evolving nuclear protein-coding markers for amplification across scaled reptiles using genomic resources
As the fields of molecular systematics and phylogeography are advancing, it is necessary to incorporate multiple loci in both population and species-level inference. Here, we present primer sets forExpand
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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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N2-fixation by methanotrophs sustains carbon and nitrogen accumulation in pristine peatlands
Symbiotic relationships between N2-fixing prokaryotes and their autotrophic hosts are essential in nitrogen (N)-limited ecosystems, yet the importance of this association in pristine borealExpand
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