MEET THE LITTLEST LIZARD IN THE WORLD

What animal can curl up on a dime or stretch out on a quarter? A lizard called a dwarf gecko.┬áIt is only 3.8 cm long from nose to tail – less than half an inch. This gecko is smaller than all of the 23,000 known types of reptiles, birds, and mammals. Scientists discovered the tiny lizard on an island while looking for new types of animals. God had created the dwarf gecko, but scientists hadn’t seen it yet. One scientist got down on the ground and stirred through some dead leaves. Hidden under the leaves was the smallest lizard in the world. The gecko was under the leaves for a reason. Like all lizards, the dwarf gecko is cold-blooded. That means its temperature is near the temperature of the air around it. The tiny creature’s home has a warm...

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