Kōrero: Lizards

Common green geckos (1 o 2)

Common green geckos

These newborn common green geckos (Naultinus elegans) hatched and were incubated inside their mother, an adaptation to living in a relatively cool climate – most geckos in other parts of the world lay eggs. Geckos are thought to have been on New Zealand when it broke away from Gondwana, 85 million years ago. DNA research indicates that New Zealand’s 37 gecko species evolved from a common ancestor that lived 25–35 million years ago.

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Photograph by Paddy Ryan

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Lizards - Appearance and life cycle', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13516/common-green-geckos (accessed 21 May 2024)

He kōrero nā Kerry-Jayne Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Mar 2014