Book chapter:

Kratochvíl L., Frynta D. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of sexual dimorphism in eye-lid geckos (Eublepharidae): the effects of male combat, courtship behavior, egg size, and body size. In: Fairbairn D., Blanckenhorn W., Székely T. (Eds.). Sex, Size and Gender Roles. Oxford University Press, Oxford.


Publications in peer-reviewed journals:

Pokorná M., Giovannotti M., Kratochvil L., Kasai F., Trifonov V., O'Brien P., Caputo V., Olmo E., Ferguson-Smith M., Rens W. 2011. Strong conservation of the bird Z chromosome in reptilian genomes is revealed by comparative painting despite 275 My divergence. Chromosoma, in press

Moravec J., Kratochvíl L., Amr Z.S., Jandzík D., Šmíd J., Gvoždík V.  2011. High genetic differentiation within the Hemidactylus turcicus complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in the Levant, with comments on the phylogeny and systematics of the genus. Zootaxa, in press

Golinski A.L., John-Alder H., Kratochvíl L. 2011. Male sexual behavior does not require elevated testosterone in a lizard (Coleonyx elegans, Eublepharidae). Hormones and Behavior 59: 144-150.

Trnik M., Břehová J., Kratochvíl L. 2011. Persistent effect of incubation temperature on stress-induced behavior in the Yucatan banded gecko (Coleonyx elegans). Journal of Comparative Psychology 125: 22-30.

Straka J., Rezková K., Batelka J., Kratochvíl L. 2011. Early nest emergence of females parasitized by Strepsiptera in protandrous bees (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Ethology, Ecology and Evolution, in press

Pokorná M., Rábová M., Ráb P.,  M. A. Ferguson-Smith, W. Rens, Kratochvíl L. 2010. Differentiation of sex chromosomes and karyotypic evolution in the eye-lid geckos (Squamata: Gekkota: Eublepharidae), a group with different modes of sex determination. Chromosome Research 18: 809–820.

Červenka J., Frynta D., Kratochvíl L. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of the gecko genus Carinatogecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2636: 59–64.

Červenka J., Kratochvíl L. 2010. Generic reassignment and validity of recently described species Cyrtopodion dehakroense. Herpetology Notes 3: 135-137.

Starostová Z., Kubička L., Kratochvíl L. 2010. Macroevolutionary pattern of sexual size dimorphism in geckos corresponds to intraspecific temperature-induced variation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 670-677. [10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.01933.x]

Kratochvíl L., Flegr J. 2009. Differences in the 2nd to 4th digit length ratio in humans reflect shifts along the common allometric line. Biology Letters 5: 643-646. [pdf]

Starostová Z., Kubička L., Konarzewski M., Kozłowski J., Kratochvíl L. 2009. Cell size but not genome size affects scaling of metabolic rate in eyelid geckos. American Naturalist 174: E100-E105. [pdf]

Pokorná M., Kratochvíl L. 2009. Phylogeny of sex-determining mechanisms in squamate reptiles: are sex chromosomes an evolutionary trap? Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156: 168-183. [link]

Kubička L., Kratochvíl L. 2009. First grow, then breed and finally get fat: Hierarchical allocation to life-history traits in a lizard with invariant clutch size. Functional Ecology 23: 595-601. [link]

Červenka J., Kratochvíl L., Frynta D. 2008. Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Middle Eastern geckos of the genus Cyrtopodion and their selected relatives. Zootaxa 1931: 25-36.

Kratochvíl L., Kubička L., Landová E. 2008. Does mechanism of sex determination constrain the potential for sex manipulation? A test in geckos with contrasting sex-determining systems. Naturwissenschaften 95: 209-215. [link]

Gvoždík V. , Moravec J., Kratochvíl L. 2008. Geographic morphological variation in parapatric Western Palearctic tree frogs, Hyla arborea and Hyla savignyi: Are related species similarly affected by climatic conditions? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 95: 539 – 556. [link]

Starostová Z., Kratochvíl L., Flajšhans M. 2008. Cell size does not always correspond to genome size: Phylogenetic analysis in geckos questions optimal DNA theories of genome size evolution. Zoology 111: 377–384. [doi:10.1016/j.zool.2007.10.005]

Kratochvíl L., Kubička L. 2007. Why reduce clutch size to one or two eggs? Reproductive allometries reveal different evolutionary causes of invariant clutch size in lizards. Functional Ecology 21: 171-177. [PDF]

Kratochvíl L., Kubička L., Landová E. 2006. Yolk hormone levels in the synchronously developing eggs of Paroedura picta, a gecko with genetic sex determination. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1683-1687. [PDF]

Kratochvíl L. 2006. Captive breeding and a threatened gecko. Science 313: 915. [PDF]

Kratochvíl L., Frynta D. 2006a. Body size effect on egg size in eublepharid geckos (Squamata: Eublepharidae), lizards with invariant clutch size: the negative allometry for egg size in ectotherms is not universal. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 88: 527-532. [PDF]

Kratochvíl L., Frynta D. 2006b. Egg shape and size allometry in geckos (Squamata: Gekkota), lizards with contrasting eggshell structure: Why to lay spherical eggs? Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 44: 217-222. [PDF]

Bogusch P., Kratochvíl L., Straka J. 2006. Generalist cuckoo bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecodes) are species-specialist at the individual level. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60: 422-429. [PDF]

Starostová Z., Kratochvíl L., Frynta D. 2005. Dwarf and giant geckos from the cellular perspective: The bigger the animal, the bigger its erythrocytes? Functional Ecology 19: 744-749. [PDF]

Jarošík V., Kratochvíl L., Honěk A., Dixon A.F.G.  2004. A general rule for the dependence of developmental rate on temperature in ectothermic animals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B – Biological Sciences (Suppl.) 271: S219-S221. [PDF]

Kratochvíl L., Fokt M., Rehák I., Frynta D. 2003. Misinterpretation of character scaling: A tale of sexual dimorphism in body shape of common lizards. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 1112-1117. [PDF]

Kratochvíl L., Frynta D. 2003. Production-growth model applied in eublepharid lizards (Eublepharidae, Squamata): accordance between growth and metabolic rates. Folia Zoologica 52: 317-322. [PDF]

Kratochvíl L., Frynta D. 2002. Body size, male combat and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in eublepharid geckos (Squamata: Eublepharidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 76: 303-314. [PDF]

Kratochvíl L., Frynta D., Moravec J. 2001. A third Stenodactylus in Africa: Return of the forgotten form Stenodactylus stenurus. Israel Journal of Zoology 47: 99-109.

Frynta D., Kratochvíl L., Moravec J., Benda P., Dandová R., Kaftan M., Klosová K., Mikulová P., Nová P., Schwarzová L. 2000. Amphibians and reptiles recently recorded in Libya. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 64: 17-26.