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Cryptic Clues to Species Diversity

The clawless gecko  actually consists of ten or more species.

The clawless gecko (Crenadactylus ocellatus) actually consists of ten or more different species.

By Paul Oliver

Genetic research is revealing how much we have seriously underestimated species diversity in many Australian vertebrate groups.

Paul Oliver recently completed his PhD on the evolution, systematics and diversity of Australian geckos, and currently works at the South Australian Museum.

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