Lined Leaf-tail Gecko - Exotic Reserve Peyrieras, Madagascar

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    26 July 2008 - Madagascar Exotic Reserve Peyrieras, Madagascar.

    Lined leaf-tail gecko / gestreepte bladstaartgekko (Uroplatus lineatus).
    (captive specimen)

    There is still quite some debate within the scientific world on how to classify the suborders and infraordes within Squamata. Here I've joined the snakes and geckos together in one suborder (in a previous blog post I placed the snakes classically still in their own suborder).

    Read the complete story at my blog: wildlifespotting.blogspot.com/2010/08/madagascar-day-2-le...

    Click a link and you'll go to the page for that rank in the biological classification on Schaapmans' Wildlife Spotting.

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Animals / Dierenrijk
    Phylum: Chordata; Vertebrates / Gewervelden
    Class: Reptilia; Reptiles / Reptielen
    Order: Squamata; Scaled Reptiles / Schubreptielen
    Suborder:Scleroglossa; Monitors, Snakes, Geckos, Skinks / Varanen, Gekko's, Skinken, Slangen
    Infraorder: Gekkota; Geckos, Blind Lizards, Legless Lizards / Gekko's, Blinde Hagedissen, Slanghagedissen
    Family: Gekkonidae; Geckos \/ Gekko's
    Subfamily: Gekkoninae

    Genus: Uroplatus; Leaf-tail Geckos or Flat-Tail Geckos / Bladstaartgekko's
    Species: Uroplatus lineatus; Lined Leaf-tailed Gecko / Gestreepte Bladstaartgekko

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    1. Walks Across 77 months ago | reply

      looks like a stick of wood. What wonderful camouflage with that textured and colored skin. Well done.

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    2. ggallice 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tropical Rainforest, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. Riley and Amos 62 months ago | reply

      What an incredible gecko. I had never seen this before. isn't nature wonderful.

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    7. Axiraa 55 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture!

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    8. balharsh 55 months ago | reply

      Amaging looking reptile! great shot!

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    10. blkblaze98 55 months ago | reply

      see how he got leaf name, looks like part of a tree

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    12. fotos_ilca 52 months ago | reply

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