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date: 15 April 2024

Gekkonidae (geckos; order Squamata, suborder Sauria) 

A Dictionary of Zoology

Michael Allaby

A family of insectivorous, mainly nocturnal lizards in which the eye has a vertical pupil and spectacle (no eyelids). The skin is soft with sparse horny tubercles. The toes usually have transverse rows of hooked lamellae for adhesion. The tail is used as a fat store, and is capable of ... ...

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