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The Monito Gecko (Sphaeroclactylus Micropithecus) is a lizard that only grows to about l.5 in (3.5 cm) and they weigh less than 0.01oz (0.1g). They are usually pale tan in color, with scattered dark brown scales. This species has a small, flat body with short legs and a head that appears too large for its body. The Monito Gecko makes a variety of noises - squeaking, croaking and an unusual bark. Young Monitos are darker than the adults and the tails are always lighter than the body. As a defensive mechanism geckos can lose their tails, but they always grow back.

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