Gas exchange morphometry of the lungs of the tokay, Gekko gecko L. (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae)

@article{Perry2004GasEM,
  title={Gas exchange morphometry of the lungs of the tokay, Gekko gecko L. (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae)},
  author={Steven Franklin Perry and Jakob Hein and E. van Dieken},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2004},
  volume={164},
  pages={206-214}
}
The tokay lizard (Gekko gecko) possesses singlechambered lungs, eacch of which is a mirror image of the other reflected in the midsagittal body plane. When standard techniques are employed for instilling 2% phosphate-buffered glutaraldehyde to three-quarters of the total lung capacity, neither the left nor the right lung is consistently larger. Internally, the lungs are characterized by a row of 11 dorsomedial niches and by honeycomb-like (faveolar) gas exchange tissue, which is deeper… CONTINUE READING