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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:34 AM
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New cryptic gecko species is discovered in Cambodia
By Matt Walker
Editor, Earth News


A new and extremely well camouflaged species of gecko has been discovered hiding in the forests of Cambodia.

Scientists working for Fauna & Flora International found the olive-green coloured gecko in the foothills of the Cardomom Mountains.

Called Cnemaspis neangthyi, the gecko is only the second species of its kind known to live in the country.

Scientists suspect it has lain hidden for so long due to its camouflage and habit of foraging in rocky crevices.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_858400...
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:36 AM
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1. New Geico spokes-lizard?
He looks way too cool for just hiding in the jungle.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:37 AM
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2. Does this mean we can look forward to insurance ads with a Cambodian accent? nt
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:37 AM
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3. Sadly, they will never be successful selling car insurance.
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meowomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:57 AM
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4. Geckos are amazing little lizards
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 07:58 AM by meowomon
I have some wall geckos living on my house. I love to watch them wiggle as they run up the wall. Thanks for sharing this.
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cyberswede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:32 AM
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5. I love that there are still species unknown to us.
It's humbling - in a good way. :)
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