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Polydactyly in the central pacific gecko, Lepidodactylus sp. (Squamata: Gekkonidae)

Herpetology Notes
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Abstract

We report the first known case of naturally occurring polydactyly in a gekkotan lizard. A single individual from Palmyra Atoll exhibited a triplication of digit III of the m hand. No obvious teratogenic sources are present on the atoll and the causal factors of polydactyly in Lepidodactylus sp. remain unknown.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Polydactyly in the central pacific gecko, Lepidodactylus sp. (Squamata: Gekkonidae)
Series title Herpetology Notes
Volume 2
Issue 1
Year Published 2009
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Herpetology Notes
First page 243
Last page 246