The Leaf-Tailed Gecko is also known as the Flat-Tailed Gecko. They aren’t as common as some other lizards, but their unusual appearance more than makes up for it.
Leaf-Tailed Geckos can be anywhere from 4 to 12 inches long. They are typically found in greens, tans, grays and browns. Their most interesting characteristics are their triangle shapes and their unique eyes!
The Leaf-Tailed Gecko (not surprisingly) mimics a leaf to camouflage with dead leaves and tree bark. So rather than straight lines that would be common with other species, these reptiles have triangle-shaped heads and tails.
If the angular shape doesn’t convince you, the unique eyes will! Their eyelids are both big and marbled in appearance with a red center.
- They average a speed of 30 miles per hour.
- Instead of eyelids, the Flat-Tailed-Gecko has a transparent covering over its eyes.
- They lick their eyes to clear debris or keep them moist.
- They weigh between 10 and 30g.
Oh, so now I see the difference between a Gecko, and a Lizard.
What is their range?