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ⓘ Geckolepis megalepis




Geckolepis megalepis
                                     

ⓘ Geckolepis megalepis

Geckolepis megalepis is a species of gecko found in the limestone karst formations of northern Madagascar. It is the first addition to the Geckolepis genus since 1942. This species of gecko has the largest scales of any known gecko and can detach them as a defence mechanism when a predator attacks, leaving the predator with a mouthful of scales rather than itself, a character it shares with all other members of the genus Geckolepis. Its scales were reported to come away with greater ease than its congeners.