Leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) Central eastern rain forest of MADAGASCAR
This genus consists of highly specialized, nocturnal geckos with large eyes and vertical pupils. This Uroplatus species has a very leaf-shaped tail. They measure +- 90mm. During the night they actively hunt for insects at about 1-2meters off the ground. (nocturnal) and spend the day on the base of tree trunks.
DISTRIBUTION: East-central Madagascar.
ENDEMIC TO MADAGASCAR