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2005-06-07 17:15:00

(Portland, Ore.) - Usually when you give up something, there's a price to pay. Not so in the case of the Australian Bynoe's gecko. This line of all-female geckos doesn't need sex or a male to reproduce and, contrary to expectations, these "Wonder Woman" geckos can run farther and faster than their sexually reproducing relatives. The research findings are published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (Vol. 78, 3, May/June 2005) by Michael Kearney, Rebecca Wahl and Kellar...


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2005-06-23 09:41:25

Barbour's day gecko (Phelsuma barbouri LOVERIDGE 1942) is a species of geckos that is diurnal and lives in central Madagascar. It typically dwells on rocks and feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard is a middle sized day gecko, reaching a total length of about 13.5 cm. The body color is brownish green or dark green. Both a dark brown dorso-lateral and a lateral stripe extend from head to tail. The extremities are normally brown. The tail is uni-colored green and slightly...

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2005-06-22 14:40:30

Dull day gecko (Phelsuma dubia (BOETTGER 1881)) is a diurnal species of geckos. It is about 15 cm in length and lives on the western coast of Madagascar, in the Comoros, and the coast of East Africa. It typically inhabits trees and can also be found near human dwellings. The Dull day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Scientific synonyms: Pachydactylus dubius BOETTGER 1881 Phelsuma dubia - KLUGE 1993 Phelsuma dubia - GLAW & VENCES 1994: 298 Phelsuma dubia - BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10...

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2005-06-22 14:23:55

The Flat-tailed day gecko (Phelsuma serraticauda) is a diurnal gecko that is found in eastern Madagascar. It typically inhabits rainforests and dwells on trees and feeds on insects and nectar. Description The male lizard can reach an average total length of about 13 cm whereas females are slightly smaller. Some males may even reach a length of 15 cm. The body color is dark green or yellowish green. Its tail is broad, flattened and has serrated edges. On the lower back three red...

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2005-06-15 17:28:58

Gold dust day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda laticauda) is a diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in northern Madagascar and on the Comoros. It typically inhabits trees and can sometimes be found in houses. The Gold dust day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard belongs to the smaller day geckos. It can reach a total length of about 13 cm. The body color is a bright green or yellowish green or rarely even blue. Typical for this day gecko are the yellow speckles on the...

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2005-06-15 17:07:11

Madagascar day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis madagascariensis) is a diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives on the eastern coast of Madagascar and typically inhabits rainforests and dwells on trees. The Madagascar day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Scientific synonyms: Gekko madagascariensis Gray 1831 Phelsuma sarrube [Wiegmann 1834] Phelsuma madagascariensis martensi Mertens 1962 Phelsuma madagascariensis - Glaw & Vences 1994: 290 Appearance This lizard is the largest...

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