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  • Close up of Gecko toes on a black background.
    Rights: Acknowledgement: Associate Professor Alison Cree Published 31 January 2018 Size: 36 KB Referencing Hub media

    In native geckos, the arrangement of the lamellae under the toes is different compared with most of their nearest relatives in Australia and New Caledonia. The lamellae are modified scales. They have microscopic bristles that help give gecko toes their gripping power.

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