Select Page
Leaf-Tailed Gecko

April 16, 2022

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. 

Quick Facts: 

  • 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.



  1. Sepi Abed

    Oh, so now I see the difference between a Gecko, and a Lizard.

  2. Monte L Bordner

    What is their range?


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.