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Desert geckos glow neon green in the moonlight, scientists discover – Livescience.com

Shine on, little gecko.

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A desert gecko
from Namibia has brilliant glow-in-the-dark markings that shine neon green by the light of the moon. The mechanism that produces its glow has never been seen before in land animals with backbones.
Web-footed geckos (Pachydactylus rangei) have translucent skin with large, yellowish markings: stripes on their sides and rings surrounding their eyes. But those markings light up brightly when they absorb the moon’s bluer light.
Fluorescence when light is absorbed and then emitted at a…

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