Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 25, 2017

Gecko Avoids Foes With Tearaway Skin

The BBC reports

A newly discovered species of gecko has tearaway skin that leaves predators with nothing but a mouthful of scales when attacked.

Many lizards can detach their tails when attacked, but fish-scale geckos have large scales that tear away with ease.

The new species is a master of this art, say scientists, having the largest scales of any known gecko.

Read full article at  Gecko eludes foes with tearaway skin – BBC News


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