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re: tiny gekko quiz: results



A couple of days ago I challenged all those who thought they could
determine juvenile from adult by sight by posting a line drawing of a
gekko at www.pterosaurinfo.com/gekko.html. I asked if anyone could
identify the size and the ontogenetic age, whether in days or years.

No one even tried.

Case closed. (Really, it was pretty darn near impossible. )

BTW the snout vent length of the traced gekko is 11mm. It is a
hatchling. And it was photographed on the tip of someone's finger.
Pretty amazing. It's about as small as amniotes get.

More later.

David Peters
St. Louis