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Title :Morphological Variation and Distribution of the Unisexual-Bisexual Complex of the Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris, in French Polynesia and Easter Island
Authors :Ineich, Ivan
Ota, Hidetoshi
Authors alternative :太田, 英利
Issue Date :Oct-1993
Abstract :This paper reviews the distribution and variation of each of the six clonal and one bisexual lineages and their hybrids of Lepidodactylus lugubris in French Polynesia and Easter Island. All 20 animals collected from Easter Island were identified as endemic clone F. In French Polynesia, the other five clones (i.e., clones A, B, C, D, and E) were found, of which clone A was most abundant on almost all surveyed islands. Bisexual populations were found only on Scilly, Tupai, Takapoto, and Ua Pou Islands. Hybrid individuals were characterized by the significantly greater body size, whereas clone C showed smaller body when compared with other clones. In the number of postmental scales contacting the first four right infralabials, clone A was most distinctly differentiated from others. Clone F and bisexual lineage, on the other hand, had statistically significantly greater and smaller numbers of fourth toe subdigital lamellae, respectively, than those of the others.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :0286-9640
Publisher :琉球大学理学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/5438
Citation :琉球大学理学部紀要 = Bulletin of the College of Science. University of the Ryukyus no.56 p.113 -120
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