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Why the crest?

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  • Why the crest?

    Just out of interest: Does anyone know if there is any evolutionary reasons why they have the crests? (and not that i would dare do anything to harm him, is it *dead-skin*? would it bleed, or be hurt if one of the *points* were to break off or get damaged?)
    If all you want from life is *Roses* and life gives you Roses... Then how are you going to smell anything else?

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    The crests might help to break up the outline of the gecko, making it less visible to predators. Most of the patterns/morphs also seem to be adaptations for camouflage - some of them, like harlequin, are quite similar to dappled light in a forest.

    Alternatively the crests could make the head appear larger/spikier and this could discourage predators by making the gecko look too difficult or risky to eat.
    0.1.0 C. ciliatus (Hari)
    1.0.0 E. macularius (Sol)
    0.1.0 M. chahoua (Kodama)