Friday 26 July 2013

The Amazing Gecko: 20 Interesting Facts About The World's Most Species-Rich Lizard

image credit: Valerian Gaudeau cc

The gecko is an extraordinary lizard, a triumph of both adaptation and diversity. Out of the 5,600 species of lizard on the planet, over 1,500 belong to the gecko infraorder called Gekkota.

So, what is so interesting about a line of lizards which is, apparently, so ubiquitous? Here are 20 interesting facts about the gecko, as well as some amazing pictures of species that you may not have come across before.

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