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Henkel/Schmidt, 1991, "Geckos"
Eugen Ulmer Verlag, ISBN 3-8001-7242-9

Nietzke, Günther 1998, "Die Terrarientiere - Band II"
Eugen Ulmer Verlag, ISBN 3-8001-7179-1

Rösler, Herbert, 1995, "Geckos der Welt"
Urania-Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H., ISBN 3-332-00549-9

Seufer, Hermann, 1995, "Keeping and Breeding Geckos"
T.F.H. Publications Inc., ISBN 0-86622-218-9

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Boissinot, Stephane, Ivan Ineich, Louis Thaler and Claude-P. Guillaume. 1997. Hybrid origin and clonal diversity in the parthenogenetic gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris in French Polynesia. Journal of Herpetology. 31 (2):295-298

Bolger, D.T. and T.J. Case. 1994. Divergent ecology of sympatric clones of the asexual gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris. Oecologia. 100 (4):397-405

Brown, Susan G. and Susan Murphy-Walker. 1996. Behavioral interactions between a rare male phenotype and female unisexual Lepidodactylus lugubris. Herpetological Journal. 6 (3):69-73

Brown, S.G. and J. Obrien. 1993. Pseudosexual and Dominance Behaviour - Their Relationship to Fecundity in the Unisexual Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris. J Zool. 231 ( Part 1):61-69

Brown, S.G. & P.K. Duffy. 1992. The effects of egg-laying site, temperature and salt water on incubation time and hatching success in the gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris. J. Herpet. 26:510-513

Bustard, H.R., 1968. The egg-shell of gekkonid lizards: A taxonomic adjunct. Copeia, 1968:162-164

Cole, C. J., H. C. Dessauer & G. F. Barrowclough, 1988. Hybrid origin of a unisexual species of whiptailed lizard, Cnemidophorus neomexicanus, in western North America: new evidence and a review. Am. Mus. Novitates 2905: 1-38

Cuellar, Orlando and Arnold G. Kluge. 1972. Natural parthenogenesis in the gekkonid lizard Lepidodactylus lugubris. Journal of Genetics. 61 (1):14-25

Darevsky, I. S., 1992. Evolution and ecology of parthenogenesis in reptiles. pp. 21-39 in Herpetology, edited by K. Adler, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Oxford, Ohio.

Dunson, William A. 1982. Low water vapor conductance of hard-shelled eggs of the gecko lizards Hemidactylus and Lepidodactylus. Journal of Experimental Zoology. 219 377-379.

Hanley, Kathryn A., Douglas T. Bolger and Ted J. Case. 1994. Comparative ecology of sexual and asexual gecko species (Lepidodactylus) in French Polynesia. Evolutionary Ecology. 8 438-454

Ineich I. & Hidetoshi Ota, 1992. Additional Remarks on the Unisexual Bisexual Complex of the Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris, in Takapoto Atoll, French Polynesia. Bull. Coll. Sci.; Univ. Ryukyus, No. 53:31-39

Ineich, I., 1988. Mise en evidence d'un complexe unisexue-bisexue chez le gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris (Sauria, Lacertilita) en Polynesie francaise. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. III 307:271-277

Jarecki, Lianna and James D. Lazell, Jr. 1987. Zur Größe und Dichte einer Population von Lepidodactylus lugubris (Dumeril & Bibron, 1836) in Aiea, Hawaii (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra. 23 (2/3):176-178.

Marcellini, D. L., 1977b. The function of a vocal display of the lizard Hemidactylus frenatus (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Anim. Behav. 25, 414-417

McCoid, Michael J., 1994. Eggs, hatchling sizes and oviposition sites of lizards on Guam, Mariana Islands. Herpetological Review 25, (3): 98-100

McCoid, Michael J. & Rebecca A. Hensley, 1993. Shifts in activity patterns in lizards. Herpetological Review 24, (3): 87-88

Moritz C., T.J. Case, D.T. Bolger, S. Donellan, 1993. Genetic diversity and the history of Pacific island house geckos. Biol. J. Linn Soc 48:113-133

Moritz C., 1983. Parthenogenesis in the endemic Australian lizard Heteronotia bionei (Gekkoniae). Science 220; 735-737

Ota H., T. Hikida, M. Matsui, T. Chan-Ard & J. Nabhitabhata, 1996. Discovery of a diploid population of the Hemidactylus garnotii-vietnamensis complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Genetica 97: 81-85

Ota, H., R.N. Fisher, I. Ineich & T.J. Case. 1995. Geckos of the genus Lepidodactylus (Squamata:Reptilia) in Micronesia: description of a new species and re-evaluation of the status of Gecko moestus Peters, 1867. Copeia 1995:183-195

Ota, H., 1994. Female reproductive cycles in the northernmost populations of the tow gekkonid lizards, Hemidactylus frenatus and Lepidodactylus lugubris. Ecological Research, 9, 121-130

Ota, H., 1989. A Review of the Geckos (Lacertilia:Reptilia) of the Ryukyo Archipelago and Taiwan Current Herpetology in East Asia, 222-261

Ota H., T. Hikida & K.-Y. Lue, 1989. Polyclony in a triploid gecko, Hemidactylus stejnegeri, from Taiwan, with notes on its bearing on the chromosomal diversity of the H. garnotii-vietnamensis complex (Sauria:Gekkonidae). Genetica 79: 183-189

Pasteur, G., J.-F. Agnese, C. P. Blanc and N. Pasteur, 1987. Polyclony and low relative heterozygosity in a widespread unisexual vertebrate, Lepidodactylus lugubris (Sauria). Genetica. 75 71-79

Perry, Gad and Mike Ritter, 1999. Lepidodactylus lugubris (mourning gecko). Nectivory and daytime activity Herpetological Review 30, (3): 166-167

Petren, K., D. T. Bolger and T. J. Case. 1993. Mechanisms in the competitive success of an invading sexual gecko over an asexual native. Science. 259 354-358

Radtkey, R.R., S.C. Donellan, R.N. Fisher, C. Moritz, K.A. Hanley & T.J. Case, 1995. When species collide: the origin and spread of an asexual species of gecko. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B259: 145-152

Rösler, H., 1992. Beobachtungen an drei Männchen des parthenogenetischen Geckos, Lepidodactylus lugubris (Dumeril & Bibron, 1836). Sauria, No. 3:25-26

Sengoku, Showichi, 1998. Geographic Distribution. Lepidodactylus lugubris. Herpetological Review. 29 (2):110.

Turner, Grant and Darren Green. 1996. Notes on the mourning gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris in the Daintree region. Herpetofauna. 26 (1):5-7

Volobouev, V., G. Pasteur, I. Ineich & B. Dutrillaux, 1993. Chromosomal evicence for a hybrid origin of diploid parthenogenetic females from the unisexual-bisexual Lepidodactylus lugubris complex (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 63: 194-199

Volobouev, V. & G. Pasteur, 1988. Presumptive sex chromosomes of a unisexual homomorphic species of lizards, Lepidodactylus lugubris. Heredity 60: 463-467

Werner, Y. L., 1990. Do gravid females of oviparous gekkonid lizards maintain elevated body temperatures? Hemidactylus frenatus and Lepidodactylus lububris on Oahu. Amphibia-Reptilia II:200-204

Werner, Y. L., 1989/1990. Habitat-dependent thermal regimes of two Hawaiian geckos Reptilia: Gekkonidae. J. therm. Biol. Vol.15, No.3/4, pp.281-290

Werner, Y. L., 1980. Apparent homosexual behaviour in an all-female population of a lizard, Lepidodactylus lugubris and its probable interpretation. Z. Tierpsychol. 54 144-150

Werner, Y. L., & A. H. Whitaker, 1978. Obersvations and comments on the body temperatures of some New Zealand reptiles. N. Z. J. Zool. 5, 375-393

Yamashiro, Saiko and Hidetoshi Ota, 1998. Discovery of a Male Phenotype of the Parthenogenetic Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris, on Ishigakijima Island of the Yaeyama Group, Ryukyu Archipelago. Japanese Journal Of Herpetology, 17 (4): 152-155

Yamashiro, Saiko, Mamoru Toda and Hidetoshi Ota, 2000. Clonal composition of the Parthenogenetic Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris, at the Northernmost Extremity of Its Range. Zoological Science 17: 1013-1020
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