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acrylic on cradled boards with plexiglass rod 14" x 24"
Among the most unusual-looking lizards are the nocturnal Madagascan leaf-tailed geckos of the genus Uroplatus. Over a dozen species can be divided into two distinct groups. The Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko (U. sikorae) is typical of the large leaf-tailed geckos, which spend the days clinging, head-down, to tree trunks and forage actively and acrobatically above the forest floor for insect prey during the night. The Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko (U. phantasticus) is typical of the small leaf-tailed geckos, which typically haunt the forest understory.