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Lined Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus lineatus) Another fascinating and bizarre creature from Madagascar. This Lined Leaf-tail Gecko is a nocturnal animal that has the ability to change its skin pattern over the day. The pattern seen above mimics that of bamboo plants. Together with its incredibly flat body and tail, it makes for perfect camouflage.   Madagascar,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus lineatus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Lined Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus lineatus)

Another fascinating and bizarre creature from Madagascar. This Lined Leaf-tail Gecko is a nocturnal animal that has the ability to change its skin pattern over the day. The pattern seen above mimics that of bamboo plants. Together with its incredibly flat body and tail, it makes for perfect camouflage.

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  1. What a fabulous creature. You are soooo lucky to have seen one like this! Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thank you, I do feel lucky, although I must admit this one was not wild, it was in a reptile park near Andasibe. Posted 9 years ago
  2. Such strange eyes and absolutely awesome toes. Posted 3 years ago
  3. Absolutely fascinating - and such an intriguing looking creature. Posted 6 days ago

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''Uroplatus lineatus'' is a gecko which is found in eastern Madagascar and on the island Nosy Bohara. These geckos live on trees in tropical rain forests and on bamboo plants. They reach a total length of 270 mm. Threats to this species are posed by deforestation and illegal pet trade.

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

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Uploaded Nov 13, 2012. Captured Sep 2, 2012 12:20.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/11.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm