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External Morphology Eublepharis macularius Selective breeding has produced dozens of color morphs, in addition to breeds of larger sizes Geckos of the subfamily Eubelpharinae have small claws suitable for digging instead of adhesive toe pads like other species of gecko In a process called caudal autotomy, the gecko can drop its tail to distract predators
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Sources The leopard gecko Eublepharis macularius Duscha, Dirk Reptilia (GB) 45, April 2006: 12-21.
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Unformatted text preview: 2006 External Morphology Eublepharis macularius • Juveniles have black and yellow bands for a year that develop into black spots • Leopard geckos (and all geckos of subfamily Eublepharidae) have eyelids to keep their eyes clean in dusty environments. They also clean their eyes with the tongue • The sex of Leopard geckos is determined by the incubation temperature of the eggs. Warmer incubation temperatures result in more males....
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course FW 4101 taught by Professor Kozack during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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