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Flat-tailed or Leaf-tailed Geckos (genus Uroplatus)
Flat-tailed geckos are some of Madagascar’s most unusual creatures. Aided by clever colouration and light-reflecting body modifications, these magnificent lizards make themselves almost invisible by day. Some species become indistinguishable from decayed leaves and others simply blend in to the tree bark. At night, however, they emerge from their cover to feast on insects. The 10 or so species are found only in the forests of Madagascar, where habitat loss has put wild populations under severe pressure.
(image: U. phantasticus, by Nick Garbutt)
(via: BBC Nature)

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Flat-tailed or Leaf-tailed Geckos (genus Uroplatus)

Flat-tailed geckos are some of Madagascar’s most unusual creatures. Aided by clever colouration and light-reflecting body modifications, these magnificent lizards make themselves almost invisible by day. Some species become indistinguishable from decayed leaves and others simply blend in to the tree bark. At night, however, they emerge from their cover to feast on insects. The 10 or so species are found only in the forests of Madagascar, where habitat loss has put wild populations under severe pressure.

(image: U. phantasticus, by Nick Garbutt)

(via: BBC Nature)

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fortheloveofherpetology: Malaysian Cat Eyed Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus)

  • Found in the forests of southern Thailand,Malaysia,and Singapore they have also been found on the island of Borneo,in Sarawak,Sabah as well as Vietnam
  • Semi-arboreal (tree dwelling), completely nocturnal
  • Equipped with small opposable,retractable claws that aid in climbing small branches and twigs that are part of their habitat

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