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Lined Leaf-tail Gecko - Exotic Reserve Peyrieras, Madagascar

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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Taken on July 26, 2008