Image of the Day: Dog, Squirrel, or Gecko?

Although it's clearly a lizard, the aptly named thick-tailed gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) has a bulky backside and is known to bark when in danger. 

Jun 28, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Underwoodisaurus milii

MUSEUMS VICTORIA, DAVID PAUL

     According to Museums Victoria, these geckos can grow up to 10 centimeters long and are capable of regenerating their chunky tails.  

Underwoodisaurus milii

MUSEUMS VICTORIA, DAVID PAUL