Bumblebee Gecko – Reptile World turned Upside Down
Look out Geico Gecko, I think we may have found your replacement. There is CRAZY-LIKE buzz in the reptile world as a new “bumblebee” gecko species has been discovered in Papua New Guinea.
The black-and-gold striped animal, aptly dubbed Nactus kunan, belongs to a genus of slender-toed geckos, which means “these guys don’t have the padded, wall-climbing toes like the common house gecko.
The evolutionary impetus for the bumblebee gecko’s colors is unknown, though the banded pattern likely helps the lizard hide on the rain forest floor… Its unknown how many of the roughly 5-inch-long (13-centimeter-long) geckos exist, or if the species is threatened.
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