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Giant Leaf Tailed Gecko

Giant leaf tailed gecko is a large species of gecko found only in Madagascar. The species is nocturnal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Gekkonidae
    Genus Uroplatus
    Scientific Name Uroplatus fimbriatus

    Size Up to 33 cm
    Color May exhibit a wide range of colors from dark brown to light gray
    Distribution Madagascar
    Habitat Tropical rainforests
    Diet Insects, spiders, worms
    Predators Owls, rats, snakes
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 to 2 eggs
    Average Lifespan Wild caught specimens tend to live for 2 to 5 years in captivity whereas individuals bred in captivity tend to live between 7 and 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 9th 2017 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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