Slavenka & Obi
Things that made me laugh today, and some that have intrigued me.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
New species of gecko has massive scales and tear-away skin
Many lizards can drop their tails when grabbed, but one group of geckos has gone to particularly extreme lengths to escape predation. Fish-scale geckos in the genus Geckolepis have large scales that tear away with ease, leaving them free to escape whilst the predator is left with a mouth full of scales. Scientists have now described a new species
(Geckolepis megalepis) that is the master of this art, possessing the largest scales of any gecko.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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