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Yucatán Banded Gecko

Coleonyx elegans


Striking gecko of about 7cm length without the tail. The pale bands that give this species its name, make it look rather conspicuous on a leaf, but among the underbrush in a forest it's very well camouflaged. It is a ground dwelling species which is adapted to a variety of environments, from rainforest to dry forest and savanna.


Tropical rainforest in Billy Barquedier national park in southern Belize.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Thanks, Neil!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Belated congrats on your SOTD. This is a beautiful gecko. Well spotted, Felix.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks, António!

Great capture Felix,congrats on the welldeserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

maplemoth662 3 years ago

Your welcome, Felix Fleck....

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thank you, maplemoth662 and Maria, and Daniele for the SOTD! Much appreciated.

Maria dB
Maria dB 3 years ago

What a little beauty!

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Felix, your Yucatán Banded Gecko is our Spotting of the Day:

"Beautiful striking patterns on this Yucatán Banded Gecko (Coleonyx elegans), our Spotting of the Day! Coleonyx (family Eublepharidae) is a genus of terrestrial geckos found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. Unlike other geckos, Eublepharid geckos have movable eyelids. They also lack adhesive toe pads".



maplemoth662 3 years ago

A very beautiful, and a very colorful photo....a cute Gecko....this Gecko, has very beautiful colors....a remarkable photo....a very beautiful, portrait photo....

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Glad to hear. Thanks!

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Beautiful pattern on this gecko Felix! We don't many images for this species on Project Noah and this is the best one.

Felix Fleck
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Felix Fleck

Stann Creek District, Belize

Spotted on Mar 11, 2018
Submitted on Mar 21, 2018

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