Gekko Mizoramensis : New Species Of Flying Gecko
New species of flying gecko found near Myanmar border named after Mizoram.
- Gekko Mizoramensis is a subgenus called Ptychozoon of the Gekko genus.
- There are 13 species of them throughout the world and they are found in Southeast Asia.
- Its habitat spread into the parts of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia along with Mizoram.
- It is arboreal, nocturnal and glides from one tree to another.
- The new species is most similar to its sister species Gekko popaensis, from which it differs in having an uncorrected pairwise sequence divergence of 7–14% and by discrete differences in morphology and colour pattern.
- Flying geckos have webbed limbs and flat tails to help them glide (they do not fly).
- The species is paraphyletic and comprises multiple cryptic species.