Talk about a slippery getaway!
While this skin-shredding technique has been done by geckos, the G. megalepi loses its scales rapidly and has the largest scales among any known gecko.
Australian researchers recently found two new, remarkably large bent-toed geckos in New Guinea. Among the individuals is the largest species known to date, which has a name that translates to "king."
And you thought shaking your hair around like a wet dog was fun... A new study has found that geckos have a unique way of shedding moisture in a process that literally launches tiny water droplets away from their skin. Researchers even suspect that this keeps the delicate lizards clean and free of harmful microbial life.
Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has still not regained control of the unmanned Foton-M4, a biosatellite that is refusing to communicate with mission control. Experts do report that the five geckos onboard are doing fine and are likely to start "getting busy," unaware that anything is the matter.
Gecko tail has score lines that helps it to shed its tail and evade a predator attack, finds a new study.