Mourning Gecko

Lepidodactylus lugubris

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Lepidodactylus lugubris (mourning gecko, common smooth-scaled gecko) is a female-only species of gecko. This small (10.5 cm total length), nocturnal gecko feeds on small insects and flower nectar. This species is notable because it is parthenogenic, and there are no remaining males that have been found. Females engage in pseudocopulation, stimulating both to produce viable eggs. These eggs are adhered to surfaces in protected locations. Most clutches consist of two egg

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  1. (c) Daniel Carter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/9157761
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidodactylus_lugubris

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