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Leaf-tailed Gecko

Uroplatus sp.


large nocturnal gecko, about 30cm (1')




My guide pointed out this superbly camouflaged leaf-tailed gecko. Even while looking right at it, it was still hard to see! This was outside the visitors centre at Andasibe Mantidia National Park.

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Thanks! It is a bit easier to see after looking at another leaf tailed gecko, but still so camouflaged!

This is amazing I can only see its finger in the first photo, I can believe what nature can archieve

victoria.vikspics 12 years ago


AntónioGinjaGinja 12 years ago

i cound see the one in your spot,incridibel,uaau!

AntónioGinjaGinja 12 years ago

yeah!only after see other pictures of lef-tailed geckos

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

I know, eh! Even when my guide was pointing right at it, I could barely see it!

Carolina 12 years ago

Wow Dan, I can't even see it!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Thanks asergio. Camouflage is an amazing thing!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Animal camouflage is THE thing I like more in nature. I just can't figure out what steps these critters took to reach that perfection. Aniway, both spots are fantastic, congratulations.

Dan Doucette
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Dan Doucette


Spotted on Nov 18, 2005
Submitted on Apr 11, 2011

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