Uroplatus phantasticus, or the Satanic leaf-tailed gecko, is a gecko species indigenous to Madagascar.
On the infographic below, you can read some interesting facts about this cute little creature.
- 90mm – Adult size including the tail.
- No eyelashes – They have only a transparent cover over the eyes and use their tongues to clean their eyes.
- Color – They come in a variety of colors, purple, orange, tan and yellow, but mostly mottled brown.
SOME, MOSTLY MALE GECKOS, HAVE NOTCHES IN THEIR TAILS TO MAKE IT LOOK MORE LIKE A DECAYING LEAF.
- THEY SCARE OFF PREDATORS BY SHOWING THEIR BRIGHT RED MOUTH.
- Leaf-tailed geckos can shed off their tails to fool predators.
- Favorite snack? Moths and crickets.
- Like most geckos, they are oviparous, which means they lay eggs.