Day Geckos Eating Cheerios

Those darn faux anole day geckos are out-cuting our boys again. The title of this post is self-explanatory, but the link to anoles isn’t completely tenuous–the gene that encodes for taste receptors that are sensitive to sweet things isn’t posssessed by all animals (e.g., cats lack it), but it has been found in the anole genome and, Matthew Cobb guesses based on this video, in geckos as well.

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

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