Geckos of Madagascar —
Geckos in general
Geckos are found in warm climates worldwide and are named for their well-known vocalizations (chirps) used in social interactions with other geckos. Many geckos have specialized toe pads that enable them to climb smooth vertical surfaces.
Day geckos are active by day and advertise their presence with neon colors—typically bright green with orange, red, or blue spots.
Day gecko pictures
Leaf-tailed or Uroplatus geckos are one of Madagascar's most unique species. These moderate to large-sized geckos rely on cryptic coloration as they sleep with their heads downward, flattened against tree trunks and adjusting their body coloration to their surroundings. Inactive during the day, Uroplatus geckos only move when disturbed. They respond to prodding with an impressive display of a brightly colored gaping mouth and an erect tail. At night they hunt insects.
More on Uroplatus geckos
List of selected geckos found in Madagascar:
Find a mistake? Want to submit pictures or content? Contact WildMadagascar.org
WildMadagascar.org aims to raise interest in Madagascar, a land of cultural and biological richness
You can help support wildmadagascar.org by using this link to buy from Amazon.com.
home | photos index | search | about | contact
Unless otherwise noted, all content and images are the property of Rhett Butler, content copyright 2004-2019.
All rights reserved.