New Species Of Gecko Discovered In Townsville, But We Won't Have To Clean It's Poop

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Carley Whittington

3 April 2019

Carley Whittington

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Image credit: Dr Conrad Hoskin

A local discovery of ANOTHER gecko species has been made by a biologist at James Cook University. 

Luckily though, these little guys won't poop all over your house like their cousins. 

Named the Pinnacles leaf-tailed gecko, you'll find the four legged critter at The Pinnacles, west of Townsville city. 

The man responsible for the discovery, Dr Conrad Hoskin says it's a big and prickly animal that can be found living on the floors of rainforests. 

The colouring of the gecko is somewhat similar to Army khaki tones, in that it's extremely camouflaged with brown shades. 

If these guys ever come out of the rocks and into your house, probably don't let your cat chase them, they boast sharp claws and a prickly back. 


Image credit: Dr Conrad Hoskin

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