Fish-scale gecko in Madagascar evades predators by getting naked

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 21:31 in Biology & Nature

Talk about escaping by the skin of your teeth! Scientists have discovered a new type of gecko — an evasive little lizard who can escape predators’ grip not just by dropping its tail, but by shedding the scales on its skin. The new species Geckolepis megalepis, described in the journal PeerJ, has...

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