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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 />
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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 - full body, 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 - 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

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 />
<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/83429/ocelot_gecko_-_closeup_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Geotagged,Kirindy Reserve,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ocelot gecko,Paroedura picta,Winter,World

    comments (8)

  1. WHOA! This is beautiful! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks! This individual is remarkably beautiful. If you search for additional photos of this species online you'll note a lot of variability, most significantly duller. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Cool! And, I didn't see any others with the pink toes. Posted 2 years ago
  2. True - an amazingly colored creature. Posted 2 years ago
  3. Beautiful critter! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks, on behalf of :) Posted 9 months ago
  4. Goodness, almost like velvet. The colours and markings on this specimen spectacularly beautiful. Such a neat find, and great job at documenting Ferdy. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks so much! Posted 9 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 20:24.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm