Berkeley researchers discover new gecko

June 1, 2010 3:39:56 PM PDT
Two researchers who studied at UC Berkeley have discovered three different species of West African geckos.

The exotic lizard lives in forest patches from Ghana to the Congo, and as it turns out, it is actually four distinct species.

According to DNA research done by the Berkeley team, the geckos have evolved over the past 100,000 years due to the fragmentation of a belt of tropical rain forest.

The research was published in the journal Proceedings B, the Royal Society's biological research journal.