Evolution and ecological adaptations of microornamentation in Australian geckos (Gekkota, Squamata)

Riedel, Nils Jendrian (2020) Evolution and ecological adaptations of microornamentation in Australian geckos (Gekkota, Squamata). PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Riedel studied the microstructures in geckos. Riedel found that hydrophobic, self-cleaning spinules (small stalks) have co-evolved with terrestrial microhabitat use as an adaptation to high exposure to dirt. Furthermore, Riedel established that the Binoe's Gecko is a model organism to study the evolution of adhesive toepads.

Item ID: 65454
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Australian geckos, Binoe's Gecko, skin morphology, microornamentation, microstructures, microhabitats, ecological adaptations, evolution, adhesive toepads, setae
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Four publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

[Chapter 2] Riedel, Jendrian, Vucko, Matthew J., Blomberg, Simone P., Robson, Simon K.A., and Schwarzkopf, Lin (2019) Ecological associations among epidermal microstructure and scale characteristics of Australian geckos (Squamata: Carphodactylidae and Diplodactylidae). Journal of Anatomy, 234 (6). pp. 853-874.

[Chapter 3] Riedel, Jendrian, Vucko, Matthew John, Blomberg, Simone P., and Schwarzkopf, Lin (2020) Skin hydrophobicity as an adaptation for self-cleaning in geckos. Ecology and Evolution, 10 (11). pp. 4640-4651.

[Appendix I] Fushida, Ayano, Riedel, Jendrian, Nordberg, Eric J., Pillai, Rishab, and Schwarzkopf, Lin (2020) Can geckos increase shedding rate to remove fouling? Herpetologica, 76 (1). pp. 22-26.

[Appendix II] Pillai, Rishab, Nordberg, Eric, Riedel, Jendrian, and Schwarzkopf, Lin (2020) Nonlinear variation in clinging performance with surface roughness in geckos. Ecology and Evolution, 10 (5). pp. 2597-2607.

Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 02:33
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060203 Ecological Physiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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