387 pages, 18 plates with 108 colour photos
Gekkota: Catalog of recent species brings together the latest information on the nomenclature of all known Gekkotan species. It details original descriptions, type species of genera as well as the types and their repositaries for all species where these details are known. It will be a valuable resource for taxonomists, conservationists and those studying biodiversity and biogeography.
Introduction – A brief overview of the Gekkota, listing the families and their included genera, their natural history as well as a list of all the museums and other collections where type material has been deposited.
Catalog – This lists every gekkotan species known to the authors as at 30 April 2013. References are given for the original descriptions, major synonyms (excluding errors and misidentifications) are listed together with details of the types where known. Distributions are given for each species or subspecies while taxonomic notes provide comments on differing taxonomic views, e.g. whether a full species or only a subspecies, or whether to recognize certain genera or not. To simplify reader use, each genus is listed in alphabetical order as are the included species.
Plates – Each genus is illustrated by a photograph of one of the member species. There are eighteen plates, each with six full color photographs.
Taxon Index – A convenient index allowing the location of synonyms to be easily found.
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Harold De Lisle is emeritus professor of biology, Moorpark, California. Roman Nazarov is on the staff of the Zoological Museum of Moscow Lomonosov University. Lynn Raw is a scientific adviser at the Dept for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in London. Jan Grathwohl is an amateur herpetologist from Denmark and expert on herpetological literature on since 1988.