Southern Alps gecko (2471/2613)

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Dorsal view of a beautifully patterned and camouflage Southern Alps gecko on a lichen covered rock. The regrowing tail is a clear example of autotomy (self-amputation) used to escape predators.

Scientific name
Woodworthia ‘Southern Alps’
Common names
Southern Alps gecko
Canterbury, New Zealand
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