New Gecko

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 23rd, 2008

French scientist, Ivan Ineich, displays a never-before-seen species of gecko at France’s Natural History Museum in Paris. [Francois Mori (AP Photo)]

French scientists say they hatched a new gecko species from an egg plucked from its nest in a South Pacific island and carried it 12,000 miles to Paris in a box lined with Kleenex.

France’s National Museum of Natural History said it was the first time a new lizard species has been catalogued based on an individual raised from an egg. Given the Latin name Lepidodactylus buleli, the gecko makes its home near the tops of the trees that line the west coast of Espiritu Santo, one of the larger islands of the Vanuatu archipelago east of Australia, the museum said.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

2 Responses to “New Gecko”

  1. ARO responds:

    Is it me or are new reptiles and amphibians being discovered more and more frequently? just sayin

  2. sculpterist responds:

    I hate to sound negative, but why is a creature that is so special laying in an unprotected hand? How many germs were passed during the photo session? GLOVES! I would think that poor gecko would absorb a lot of bad things through its skin. (mutterings from a person who would be wearing gloves, try to ignore my tyrade please:)
    Sorry about that, and glad to see the new Gecko! I love to hear of new discoveries.

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