Sex and food in a cave during daytime, a possible way to escape predators for the nocturnal Madagascar gekkonid Paroedura tanjaka Nussbaum & Raxworthy, 2000

Ivan Ineich, Thierry Bourgoin


An endemic karst dwelling gecko from western Madagascar is commonly encountered in caves. Copulation was observed during daytime and we discuss two conflicting or complementary hypotheses about its cave occurrence during daytime, trophic hypothesis and predation avoidance hypothesis.

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