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Ocelot gecko - head, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar Known by various other common names: Madagascar ground gecko, Malagasy fat-tailed gecko, fat-headed gecko, or panther gecko. <br />
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Fat-headed does describe it best. We stumbled upon this in Kirindy at night when making way back to camp. It is a gecko that is able to climb, yet typically found in leaf litter.<br />
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Fat-headed does describe it best. We stumbled upon this in Kirindy at night when making way back to camp. It is a gecko that is able to climb, yet typically found in leaf litter.<br />
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Fat-headed does describe it best. We stumbled upon this in Kirindy at night when making way back to camp. It is a gecko that is able to climb, yet typically found in leaf litter.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83430/ocelot_gecko_-_full_body_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
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Ocelot gecko - head, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar

Known by various other common names: Madagascar ground gecko, Malagasy fat-tailed gecko, fat-headed gecko, or panther gecko.

Fat-headed does describe it best. We stumbled upon this in Kirindy at night when making way back to camp. It is a gecko that is able to climb, yet typically found in leaf litter.

Ocelot gecko - full body, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar Known by various other common names: Madagascar ground gecko, Malagasy fat-tailed gecko, fat-headed gecko, or panther gecko. <br />
<br />
Fat-headed does describe it best. We stumbled upon this in Kirindy at night when making way back to camp. It is a gecko that is able to climb, yet typically found in leaf litter.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83429/ocelot_gecko_-_closeup_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83428/ocelot_gecko_-_head_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Kirindy Reserve,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ocelot gecko,Paroedura picta,World

Ocelot gecko - closeup, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar Known by various other common names: Madagascar ground gecko, Malagasy fat-tailed gecko, fat-headed gecko, or panther gecko. <br />
<br />
Fat-headed does describe it best. We stumbled upon this in Kirindy at night when making way back to camp. It is a gecko that is able to climb, yet typically found in leaf litter.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83430/ocelot_gecko_-_full_body_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83428/ocelot_gecko_-_head_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Geotagged,Kirindy Reserve,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ocelot gecko,Paroedura picta,Winter,World

    comments (3)

  1. Gasp! Exquisite detail. Posted 7 months ago
  2. What a gorgeous creature! You are so lucky to have seen it! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Yes, I imagine that must have been what it was thinking. Thanks so much, Lisa :) Posted 7 months ago

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The ocelot gecko is a nocturnal ground-dwelling gecko found in leaf litter in Madagascar forests, and is also a popular pet. It is sometimes known as the Madagascar ground gecko, Malagasy fat-tailed gecko, fat-headed gecko', or panther gecko.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 21, 2019. Captured Jul 9, 2019 20:25 in Morondava, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm