Genetic variability of the tokay gecko based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.

@article{Wang2013GeneticVO,
  title={Genetic variability of the tokay gecko based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.},
  author={Gaochao Wang and Shu Sheng Gong and Lichun Jiang and Rui Peng and Xiang Shan and Dandan Zou and Chengzhong Yang and Fangdong Zou},
  journal={Mitochondrial DNA},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={518-27}
}
With largely allopatric distribution, the black tokay and the red tokay are two distinct morphs of the subspecies Gekko gecko gecko. In consideration of their different morphological characteristics, the taxonomic status of G. g. gecko is disputed. Through detailed morphological comparison, it has been proposed that the black tokay should be elevated to species ranking, but without strong genetic evidence. In order to further investigate the taxonomic status of the tokay gecko (G. gecko), we… CONTINUE READING