26 July 2008 - Madagascar Exotic Reserve Peyrieras, Madagascar.
Lined leaf-tail gecko / gestreepte bladstaartgekko (Uroplatus
There is still quite some debate within the scientific world on how to classify the suborders and infraordes within Squamata. Here I've joined the snakes and geckos together in one suborder (in a previous blog post I placed the snakes classically still in their own suborder).
Read the complete story at my blog: wildlifespotting.blogspot.com/2010/08/madagascar-day-2-le...
Click a link and you'll go to the page for that rank in the biological classification on Schaapmans' Wildlife Spotting.
Animals / Dierenrijk
Phylum: Chordata; Vertebrates / Gewervelden
Class: Reptilia; Reptiles / Reptielen
Order: Squamata; Scaled Reptiles / Schubreptielen
Suborder:Scleroglossa; Monitors, Snakes, Geckos, Skinks / Varanen, Gekko's, Skinken, Slangen
Infraorder: Gekkota; Geckos, Blind Lizards, Legless Lizards / Gekko's, Blinde Hagedissen, Slanghagedissen
Family: Gekkonidae; Geckos \/ Gekko's