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Taxonomy of the genus Hoplodactylus Biodiversity of the family Diplodactylidae

Bibliography of the genus
Hoplodactylus (New Zealand Giant Geckos)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Diplodactylidae)

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.


Hoplodactylus in general

Bauer, A.M. 1990. Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of the Carphodactylini (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Monographien 30: 1-218.

Chrapliwy, P.S.; Smith, H.M.; Grant, C. 1961. Systematic status of the geckonid (gekkonid) lizard genera Gehyra, Peropus, Hoplodactylus and Naultinus. Herpetologica 17(1): 5-12.

Chrapliwy, P.S.; Smith, H.M.; Grant, C. 1961. Systematic status of the geckonid lizard genera Gehyra, Peropus, Hoplodactylus and Naultinus. Herpetologica 17(1): 5-12.

Cree, A. 1994. Low annual reproductive output in female reptiles from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 21(4): 351-372.

Frank, H.; Wilson, D.J. 2011. Distribution, status and conservation measures for lizards in limestone areas of South Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 38(1): 15-28.

Garman, S. 1901. Some reptiles and batrachians from Australasia. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard 39: 1-14.

Hare, K.M.; Miller, K.A. 2010. Frequency of tail loss does not reflect innate predisposition in temperate New Zealand lizards. Naturwissenschaften 97(2): 197-203.

Jarvie, S.; Monks, J.M. 2014. Step on it: can footprints from tracking tunnels be used to identify lizard species. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 41(3): 210-217.

Jewell, T. 1997. Low voluntary minimum temperature for activity in an alpine gecko from New Zealand. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 27(2): 49-50.

Lettink, M.; Cree, A.; Norbury, G.; Seddon, P.J. 2008. Monitoring and restoration options for lizards on Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury. DOC Research & Development Series 301: 1-44.

McCallum, J. 1981. Reptiles of Tawhiti Rahi Island, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand. Tane 27: 55-58.

Myers, G.S. 1961. The New Zealand lizard names Naultinus and Hoplodactylus. Herpetologica 17: 169-172.

Newman, D.G.; Towns, D.R. 1985. A survey of the herpetofauna of the northern and southern blocks, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 15(3): 279-287.

Nielsen, S.V.; Bauer, A.M.; Jackman, T.R.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Daugherty, C.H. 2011. New Zealand geckos (Diplodactylidae): cryptic diversity in a post-Gondwanan lineage with trans-Tasman affinities. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59(1): 1-22.

Parrish, G.R.; Anderson, P.J. 1999. Lizard transfers from Matapia Island to Motuopao Island, Northland and observations on other fauna. Tane 37: 1-14.

Porter, R. 1981. Lizards of Lady Alice Island, Hen and Chickens Group, north-east New Zealand. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 13(1): 26-28.

Porter, R. 1992. New Zealand geckos - their natural history and captive maintenance. Dactylus 1(3): 19-32.

Robb, J. 1982. Taxonomy of the New Zealand geckos. Occasional Publication New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs Wildlife Services 2: 317-320.

Rösler, H. 2000. Studien an den Begattungsorganen der Geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha) - 3. Die Hemipenismorphologie von Arten der Gattungen Hoplodactylus Fitzinger, 1843, Naultinis Gray, 1842, Oedura Gray, 1842, Rhacodactylus Fitzinger, 1843 und Strophurus Fitzinger, 1843 (Gekkonidae: Diplodactylinae). Gekkota 2: 220-248.

Smith, M.A. 1933. Remarks on some Old World geckoes. Records of the Indian Museum 35: 9-19.

Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A.; Spitzen, J.; Houston, D.; Stumpel, A.H.P. 2009. Skink predation by hedgehogs at Macraes Flat, Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 33(2): 205-207.

Stephenson, N.G. 1948. A note on the occurrence of the genus Hoplodactylus Fitzinger in New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 3(4-5): 339-341.

Whitaker, A.H. 1987. The roles of lizards in New Zealand plant reproductive strategies. New Zealand Journal of Botany 25(2): 315-328.

Yaldwyn, J.C.; Whitaker, A.H.; Robb, J. 1982. Discussion on New Zealand geckos. Occasional Publication New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs Wildlife Services 2: 341-348.

Hoplodactylus delcourti

Anonymous. 1990. Search for giant gecko intensifies. ISC Newsletter 9(4): 1-4.

Bauer, A.M.; Russell, A.P. 1986. Hoplodactylus delcourti n. sp. (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), the largest known gecko. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 13(1): 141-148.

Bauer, A.M.; Russell, A.P. 1987. Hoplodactylus delcourti (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) and the kawekaweau of Maori folklore. Journal of Ethnobiology 7(1): 83-91.

Bauer, A.M.; Russell, A.P. 1988. Osteological evidence for the prior occurrence of a giant gecko in Otago, New Zealand. Cryptozoology 7: 22-37.

Bauer, A.M.; Russell, A.P. 1991. Recent advances in the search for the living giant gecko of New Zealand. Cryptozoology 9: 66-73.

Gutsche, A. 2012. Vermisst: Delcourts Riesengecko (Hoplodactylus delcourti). Terraria-Elaphe 2012(36): 102.

Macredie, G. 1996. Stories of the giant kaweau. Dactylus 3(1): 13-15.

Russell, A.P.; Bauer, A.M. 1986. Le gecko geant Hoplodactylus delcourti et ses relations avec le gigantisme et l'endemisme insulaire chez les Gekkonidae. Bulletin du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Marseille 46(1): 25-28.

Russell, A.P.; Bauer, A.M. 1991. The giant gecko Hoplodactylus delcourti and its relations to gigantism in insular endemism in the Gekkonidae. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 26(2): 26-30. (Translated from Mesogee 46 1986 with additions & corrections).

Whitaker, T. 1992. Was the kawekaweau the world's largest gecko! Forest & Bird (Wellington) 23(2): 44-46.

Hoplodactylus duvaucelii

Baling, M.; Ji, W.; Gartrell, B.; Brunton, D.H. 2013. Detection of Salmonella during the translocation of two endemic New Zealand lizard species within the Hauraki Gulf. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 40(3): 249-254.

Barry, M.; Cockrem, J.F.; Brunton, D.H. 2010. Seasonal variation in plasma corticosterone concentrations in wild and captive adult Duvaucel's geckos (Hoplodactylus duvaucelii) in New Zealand. Australian Journal of Zoology 58(4): 234-242.

Barry, M.; Shanas, U.; Brunton, D.H. 2014. Year-round mixed-age shelter aggregations in Duvaucel's Geckos (Hoplodactylus duvaucelii). Herpetologica 70(4): 395-406.

Barwick, R.E. 1982. The growth and ecology of the gecko Hoplodactylus duvauceli at The Brothers Islands. Occasional Publication New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs Wildlife Services 2: 377-398.

Bauer, A.M. 1988. The proper Latin designation of Duvaucel's gecko, with comments on specimens of historical note. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 14(4): 593-595.

Bell, T.P.; Herbert, S.M. 2017. Establishment of a self-sustaining population of a long-lived, slow-breeding gecko species (Diplodactylidae: Hoplodactylus duvaucelii) evident 15 years after translocation. Journal of Herpetology 51(1): 37–46.

Cree, A. 1994. Low annual reproductive output in female reptiles from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 21(4): 351-372.

Eifler, D.A. 1995. Patterns of plant visitation by nectar-feeding lizards. Oecologia (Heidelberg) 101(2): 228-233.

Gardner-Gee, R.; Beggs, J.R. 2010. Challenges in food-web restoration: an assessment of the restoration requirements of a Honeydew-Gecko trophic interaction in the Auckland region, New Zealand. Restoration Ecology 18 (Suppl. 2): 295-303.

Girling, J.E.; Cree, A.; Guillette, L.J. 1998. Oviducal structure in four species of gekkonid lizard differing in parity mode and eggshell structure. Reproduction Fertility and Development 10(2): 139-154.

Harker, T.D.; Harker, N.F.; Harker, F.R.; Peace, J.; Barry, M.; Ludbrook, M.R.; Ji, W. 2017. Analysis of footprints provides additional insights during monitoring of Duvaucel's geckos (Hoplodactylus duvaucelii). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 44(4): 305-318

Hoare, J.M.; Shirley, P.; Nelson, N.J.; Daugherty, C.H. 2007. Avoiding aliens: Behavioural plasticity in habitat use enables large, nocturnal geckos to survive Pacific rat invasions. Biological Conservation 136(4): 510-519.

Morgan-Richards, M.; Hinlo, A.R.; Smuts-Kennedy, C.; Innes, J.; Ji, W.; Barry, M.; Brunton, D.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2016. Identification of a rare gecko from North Island New Zealand, and genetic assessment of its probable origin: a novel mainland conservation priority? Journal of Herpetology 50(1): 77-86.

Rowlands, R. 2000. Natural history, care and breeding of Duvaucel's Gecko Hoplodactylus duvaucelii. Gekko 1(2): 22-27.

Seligmann, H. 2002. Behavioural and morphological asymmetries in hindlimbs of Hoplodactylus duvaucelii (Lacertilia: Gekkonomorpha: Gekkota: Diplodactylinae). Laterality 7(3): 277-283.

Smith, M.A. 1933. The type locality of the gecko, Hoplodactylus duvaucelii Dum. and Bibr. Records of the Indian Museum 35: 377.

Thompson, M.B.; Daugherty, C.H.; Cree, A.; French, D.C.; Gillingham, J.C.; Barwick, R.E. 1992. Status and longevity of the tuatara, Sphenodon guntheri, and Duvaucel's gecko, Hoplodactylus duvaucelii on North Brother Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 22(2): 123-130.

Winkel, D. van; Baling, M.; Barry, M.; Ji, W.; Brunton, D. 2010. Translocation of Duvaucel's geckos to Tiritiri Matangi and Motuora Islands, Hauraki Gulf, as part of island ecological restoration initiatives. pp. 113-117. In: Soorae, P.S. (ed.). Global re-introduction perspectives: 2010. Additional case-studies from around the globe. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, Abu Dhabi. 352 pp.

Winkel, D. van; Ji, W. 2014. Natural history notes: Attaching radio-transmitters to geckos: trials and tribulations. Herpetological Review 45(1): 13-17.

Worthy, T.H. 1987. Osteological observations on the larger species of the skink Cyclodina and the subfossil occurrence of these and the gecko Hoplodactylus duvaucelii in the North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 14(2): 219-229.