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02-APR-2004 Alexander Dudley

Common Scaly-foot, Pygopus lepidopodus

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW

This is another weird Australian gecko, one of the most beautiful of the legless lizards. These animals have no forelimbs whatsoever
and their hindlimbs are reduced to flaps at the base of the long tail. Like other geckos, the tail is very fragile and the lizard will drop
it if the tail is grabbed. Although the tail will regrow, the pattern change is obvious and the tail will not reach the length of the
original. This species is very unusual for a gecko in that it is active during the day.

FujiFilm FinePix S2 Pro ,Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
1/125s f/27.0 at 59.0mm iso100, Metz 20BC4, Starblitz 160-slave. full exif

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