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The development of cephalic armor in the tokay gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Gekko gecko)

Laver, Rebecca; Morales, Cristian H.; Heinicke, Matthew P.; Gamble, Tony; Longoria, Kristin; Bauer, Aaron M.; Daza, Juan D.

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Armored skin resulting from the presence of bony dermal structures, osteoderms, isan exceptional phenotype in gekkotans (geckos and flap-footed lizards) only knownto occur in three genera:Geckolepis,Gekko, andTarentola. The Tokay gecko (GekkogeckoLINNAEUS 1758) is among the best-studied geckos due to its large size andwide range of occurrence, and although cranial dermal bone development has previ-ously been investigated, details of osteoderm development along a size gradientremain less...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-12-28
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/206384
Source: Journal of Morphology
DOI: 10.1002/jmor.21092

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