Friday, 15 May 2015

FRIDAY GREENS #20 - GREEN GECKOS

Geckos are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 to 60 cm. Most geckos cannot blink, but they often lick their eyes to keep them clean and moist. They have a fixed lens within each iris that enlarges in darkness to let in more light.

Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalisations. They use chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. They are the most species-rich group of lizards, with about 1,500 different species worldwide. The New Latin gekko and English "gecko" stem from the Indonesian-Malay gēkoq, which is imitative of the sound the animals make.

Many species are well known for their specialised toe pads that enable them to climb smooth and vertical surfaces, and even cross indoor ceilings with ease. Geckos are well-known to people who live in warm regions of the world, where several species of geckos make their home inside human habitations. These (for example the house gecko) become part of the indoor menagerie and are often welcomed, as they feed on insects, including mosquitoes. Unlike most lizards, geckos are usually nocturnal.
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9 comments:

  1. In Maui I enjoy the many gecko visitors we have. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. Wonderful and fascinating!
    Thanks for hosting, have a nice weekend

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  3. I love geckos. Nice photo of this one. I think I will see if I can link up here today. Maybe I'll join the fun. Thanks!

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  4. Green like poison, but I like geckos and other lizards

    Enjoy your weekend
    Arti

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  5. Hello Nick,
    geckos are very interesting reptiles and you captured them perfect!
    I wish you a nice weekend
    moni

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  6. I have never seen the green ones! Here they are greyish!

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  7. Great photo!
    I've linked one of favourite songs that is very green...

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