Phelsuma Geckos of Madagascar —


Unlike most geckos which are nocturnal, Phelsuma day geckos are diurnal lizards.

Day geckos are found in Madagascar and nearby islands, including the Comoros, Andamans, and Seychelles. They are often brightly colored and use body positioning and movement for territorial displays.

Day geckos feed mostly on insects, but also occasionally on fruit and flower nectar.

Day geckos are popular in the exotic-pet trade.

Gecko photos


List of selected day geckos found in Madagascar:
Phelsuma abbotti chekei
Phelsuma antanosy
Phelsuma barbouri
Phelsuma berghofi
Phelsuma breviceps
Phelsuma dubia
Phelsuma flavigularis
Phelsuma gigas
Phelsuma guttata
Phelsuma hielscheri
Phelsuma kely
Phelsuma klemmeri
Phelsuma laticauda angularis
Phelsuma laticauda laticauda
Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis
Phelsuma lineata dorsivittata
Phelsuma lineata elanthana
Phelsuma lineata lineata
Phelsuma lineata punctulata
Phelsuma madagascariensis boehmei
Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis
Phelsuma madagascariensis kochi
Phelsuma madagascariensis madagascariensis
Phelsuma malamakibo
Phelsuma masohoala
Phelsuma modesta
Phelsuma mutabilis
Phelsuma pronki
Phelsuma pusilla hallmanni
Phelsuma pusilla pusilla
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata
Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida
Phelsuma quadriocellata parva
Phelsuma quadriocellata quadriocellata
Phelsuma seippi
Phelsuma serraticauda
Phelsuma standingi
Phelsuma vanheygeni





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