Out of the blue: a novel, trans‐Atlantic clade of geckos (Gekkota, Squamata)

@article{Gamble2008OutOT,
  title={Out of the blue: a novel, trans‐Atlantic clade of geckos (Gekkota, Squamata)},
  author={Tony Gamble and Aaron M. Bauer and Eli Greenbaum and Todd R. Jackman},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2008},
  volume={37}
}
Phylogenetic relationships among gekkotan lizards were estimated from five nuclear protein‐coding genes in separate and combined analyses using maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses. All analyses recovered a monophyletic trans‐Atlantic gecko clade (Phyllodactylidae) consisting of the genera Asaccus, Haemodracon, Homonota, Phyllodactylus, Phyllopezus, Ptyodactylus, Tarentola and Thecadactylus. No other phylogenetic or taxonomic hypotheses have proposed linking these genera… 
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