Leaf-tail Geckos

Leaf-tail geckos,  Uroplatus , are an incredible group of geckos that have evolved ultimate camouflage to avoid predation while they sleep during the day.

Leaf-tail geckos, Uroplatus, are an incredible group of geckos that have evolved ultimate camouflage to avoid predation while they sleep during the day.

Uroplatus sikorae  or Uroplatus sameiti   in Ranomafana National Park. It’s nearly impossible to tell these two species apart without seeing the inside of their mouth.

Uroplatus sikorae or Uroplatus sameiti in Ranomafana National Park. It’s nearly impossible to tell these two species apart without seeing the inside of their mouth.

Uroplatus spp.

Uroplatus spp.

Several hours into the jungle our amazing guide found this leaf-tailed gecko.  Can you spot and ID this species of the  Uroplatus ?

Several hours into the jungle our amazing guide found this leaf-tailed gecko.

Can you spot and ID this species of the Uroplatus?

Can you see it now?  This is  Uroplatus fimbiriatus , also in Ranomafana National Park.

Can you see it now?

This is Uroplatus fimbiriatus, also in Ranomafana National Park.

That beard is amazing.  Uroplatus fimbriatus.

That beard is amazing. Uroplatus fimbriatus.