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Ardeosaurus was an early gecko. It was found in Late Jurassic rocks in Germany. It was about 20 cm long, and had a flattened head and large eyes, typical of is modern relatives. It was probaly a night hunter, agile enough to snap up insects, spiders and smaller lizards with its powerful jaws. Whether it had the fiction pads of today's geckos is unknown.

Author: Koen Stein
Last updated: 21/11/2005
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