Query: classification: "42.82"
|Title||Observations on eggs of eublepharid lizards, with comments on the evolution of the Gekkonoidea|
|Abstract||Captive specimens of Coleonyx v. variegatus, C. v. bogerti, Eublepharis macularius and Hemitheconyx caudicinctus laid parchment-shelled, moisture dependent eggs, resembling those of diplodactyline geckos and most lepidosaurians. Eublepharid eggs, including those of Aeluroscalabotes measured in radiographs, are twice as long as broad.|
Supporting and complementary evidence in the literature is considered. It is concluded that the Eublepharidae are a monophyletic group of the Gekkonoidea, retaining the primitive egg type. Functional and evolutionary aspects of various characteristics of different gekkonoid eggs are discussed, and conclusions drawn.
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