Published on: July 23, 2021
What is in news : Odisha’s forest officials have announced measures to preserve the newly discovered tiny gecko species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus.
- Reptiles (Colorful lizards)
- Found on all the continents except Antarctica
- Adapted to habitats from rainforests, to deserts, to cold mountain slopes.
- Most geckos are nocturnal, which means they are active at night
- Dday geckos are active during the day and depend on insects, fruits, and flower nectar.
Gecko in news :
- Ganjam Slender Gecko
- First spotted in Ganjam district, Odisha in 2014
- First non-island species of the genus which is distributed in lowland habitats
- Smallest member of the genus with a maximum body size of little over six cm