Leaf-tailed gecko

Leaf-tailed gecko

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Credit: TONY CAMACHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sp.) camouflaged on a plant. This cryptic colouration prevents the gecko from being seen by predators. This gecko is arboreal, living in the forests of Madagascar. It feeds mainly on insects. Photographed in Analamazaotra or Perinet Special Reserve, Madagascar.

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