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Sir Richard Branson and the World’s Smallest Gecko

The Guiness Book of Records lists Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands as home to the world’s smallest reptile.

The British Virgin Islands dwarf sphaero, also referred to as the British Virgin Islands’ dwarf gecko, was discovered in the summer of 1964 by biologist Richard Thomas during a collecting trip along the dry, wooded slopes of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

This tiny gecko has a body length of no more than 3/4 inch and has also been found on Tortola and Sir Richard Branson’s very own Moskito Island in the BVI.

Isn’t he beautiful……

“Sphaerodactylus parthenopion 004” by Alejandro Sánchez