Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... Animalia redirects here. ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Subclasses Anapsida Diapsida Synonyms Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals whose embryos are surrounded by an amniotic membrane, and members of the class Sauropsida. ... Suborders Lacertilia- Lizards Serpentes - Snakes Amphisbaenia - Worm lizards This article is about the Squamata order of reptiles. ... This article describes gecko lizards. ...
Classification of genus Rhoptropus:
Common Namib Day Gecko, Rhoptropus afer
Barnard's Namib Day Gecko, Rhoptropus barnardi
Kaokoveld Namib Day Gecko, Rhoptropus biporosus
Boulton's Namib Day Gecko, Rhoptropus boultoni
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis
Rhoptropus boultoni boultoni
Rhoptropus boultoni montanus
Bradfield's Namib Day Gecko, Rhoptropus bradfieldi
While climbing amongst the rocks with the engravings, which is the type locality of one of the several species of Namib Day Geckos, (Rhoptropus ssp) there is a whole host of lacertids to look out for.
We take the track to Purros, where we will look for the local koakogecko (Palmatogecko vanzyli) and the tiny Namib day gecko Rhoptropus biporosus still survives on football sized rocks out an a plain.
Heading further and further into the wilderness area of the Koakoveld we move up past Orupembe to the barchan dunes where we look for the rather special sand swimming lizard, the Namib Plated Lizard Angolosaurus skoogi.
These geckoes really resemble eachother to me. Perhaps I am wrong i calling them a group, but certainly a relationship exists, maybe with more genera like Rhoptropus, Quendenfeltia, Ptyodactylus and Gekkonia.
Geckonia is a highly modified Tarentola, but I would have no problem including it in the genus..
It is believed a species evolved in Jamaica but it (albertschawrtzi) is known from a single museum specimen collected a century(?) ago.
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m