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This gecko with huge eyes lives in the Namib Desert

This little gecko has translucent skin to camouflage, webbed feet to run on sand, and massively oversized eyes. 👀 Meet the Pachydactylus rangei.

Unique reptile in the Namib Desert

Here’s an original technique to clean your eyes. It’s the one used by this African species of gecko. It can only be found in the Namib Desert, which also extends to Angola and South Africa. This reptile, measuring 10 to 15 cm in length, has developed specific features in order to survive its environment.

First, its webbed feet allow it to dig a shelter to protect it from the heat during the day, but also to run fast on the sand. Its toes are also covered with microscopic hooks, which enhances their adhesion. To protect itself from predators, its translucent skin enables it to camouflage in the sand. To detect its prey, which includes any insects and arthropods it can find, this gecko relies on its huge eyes. It has no eyelids but a transparent membrane instead. To clean it, they simply use their tongue.

This is the Pachydactylus rangei, otherwise known as the Namib sand gecko.

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02/15/2020 7:34 AM

27 comments

  • Eirini K.
    09/15/2020 20:16

    💚💚💚💚💚

  • Dipta M.
    09/11/2020 17:25

    Wonderful 😊

  • Kiasaru T.
    09/05/2020 08:59

    are you stupid. they don't do that for cleaning. their eyes are their only water source collector and they DRINK from their eyes.

  • Siti R.
    08/28/2020 23:07

    Oscar in real life.😄

  • Jihane A.
    08/27/2020 14:33

    👀

  • Elif R.
    08/26/2020 22:35

    an impressive creature, does anyone know its name ??????

  • Aroti B.
    08/26/2020 17:24

    Wow amazing

  • Andrew A.
    08/25/2020 17:04

    +++

  • Sam R.
    08/25/2020 11:14

    that's just disturbing

  • Silvia M.
    08/24/2020 22:34

    💔

  • Cindy W.
    08/24/2020 19:39

    AWESOME!

  • Pearl W.
    08/24/2020 14:12

    U can see cartoon of this very funny n full expressions named Oscars cartoon

  • Mirwais K.
    08/24/2020 09:18

    Amazing

  • Lila M.
    08/24/2020 00:20

    Kkk olha a sedução. Puro charme!!

  • Chloé E.
    08/23/2020 17:46

    comment il se lave les yeux, jpp 🤣🤣

  • Jason K.
    08/23/2020 12:21

    your dinner

  • Duha A.
    08/22/2020 21:30

    سبحان الله

  • Boma G.
    08/22/2020 19:45

    Rango is that you?

  • Rekha S.
    08/22/2020 14:10

    gecko..u cutiee 😀😀

  • Mirna M.
    08/22/2020 02:48

    Lindo!!!

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