Ant Gecko Taphonomy

This is very very cool. A little gruesome of you are not used to this sort of thing.

I wonder if it had ant insurance.


  1. #1 Sam
    June 29, 2012

    What does an ant do with a femur? I never would have expected them to be interested in bone (or to be able to drag the skull to wherever it is they dragged it). Do some ants have some sort of secretion that could digest bone?

  2. #2 Joey
    July 2, 2012

    i would guess that they were after the marrow, if they can’t break them open they can wait for other microorganisms to break them down a little so they can eat it.
    Or maybe they just want a trophy of their victim.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    July 2, 2012

    I’m going for trophy explanation .