Move over Geico gecko, there's a new gecko in town. Scientists have discovered the world's smallest gecko in the Ecuadorean jungles. It's so small it fits on the head of a pencil.
Spot the gecko: Reptile so small it can fit on pencil top found along with dozens of other new species in threatened Ecuador jungle. A gecko so small it can perch on top of a pencil has been discovered along with dozens of new animal species in Ecuador’s threatened rainforest. Scientists also found 30 new varieties of frog and a snail-sucking snake – all on the verge of becoming extinct. His team also found three species of lungless salamanders and bushmaster snake, which is the longest viper in the world yet is rarely recorded, having been hunted almost to extinction in many parts of its range.
‘There are countless gaps in our knowledge about the status and distribution of tropical animals; this study just scratches the surface of what we know about this region alone, much less what is happening to global patterns of extinction’, said Dr Hamilton."
In this part of ¬Ecuador, if you go to one spot you can find 20 or 30 species of frog, and if you go to the next site over you will see a whole bunch of different ones.’ His team also found three species of lungless salamanders and bushmaster snake, which is the longest viper in the world yet is rarely recorded, having been hunted almost to extinction in many parts of its range. One of the discoveries which has most excited many of the scientists are the frogs which lay their eggs in trees rather than water. Instead of hatching into tadpoles, they hatch out into miniature versions of the adults, some barely larger than a pinhead. (photos Paul Hamilton)
Is God revealing more of Himself as the time for rapture draws nearer? Is knowledge increasing? "But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase." (Daniel 12:4) You decide...
As for me, I enjoy seeing the diversity and creativity in our Lord's work in creation. He is amazing! Please read the entire article, and view more photos. It's really cool.