AG reader photo: Northern spiny-tailed gecko

By AG staff 7 October 2013
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The orange tongue of a northern spiny-tailed gecko is the subject of this week’s reader photo.

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AG READER SCOTT HARTE was involved in a gecko project in October which examined the biomechanics of gecko toe pads.

To be sure that this specimen was a northern spiny-tailed gecko (Strophurus ciliaris), Scott needed to see its orange tongue. “Adding a few drops of water on its face to get it to lick worked out perfectly,” he says.

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