Small stunning yellow-orange and brown Gecko.
Spotted in Biology class in California.
This is my teachers newest pet Coco. The Crested Gecko has hair-like projections found above the eyes, resembling eyelashes. It has a wedge shaped head and a crest that runs from each eye to the tail. The toes and the tip of the semi-prehensile tail are covered in small hairs called setae. Each seta is divided into hundreds of smaller hairs called spatulae. It is believed these structures exploit the weak van der Waals force to help the gecko climb on most solid surfaces. The toes have small claws which aid in climbing surfaces to which their toes cannot cling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_gec...).
Lat: 32.96, Long: -117.04
Spotted on Jan 4, 2012
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012
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