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Jackie Chan, Balerion and Smaug inspire names of gecko species described from Western Ghats

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Mongabay (India)

Publication Date
2021-10-26

Researchers recently described 12 new gecko species from the Western Ghats, 10 of which are endemic and found nowhere else in the world. Some of them got quirky names, after their traits, like the Jackie Chan gecko — named for its stealthy characteristic and being “nearly impossible to catch.”

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https://india.mongabay.com/2021/10/jackie-chan-balerion-and-smaug-inspire-names-of-gecko-species-described-from-western-ghats/