Oct 18, 2009

Why So Sinister

Photo source: Dorthe Arve Olsen
Geckos are supposed to be comical and endearing. They adorn t-shirts and are they're mascots. There's something wrong with having a gecko look so sinister.

Any idea what kind it might be? Maybe a leaf-tailed gecko of some variety (hard to tell with the tail, leafy or not, not in the photo)?

Anyways, I'm off to go renew my automobile insurance.

UPDATE: According to Anonymous, this is a Uroplatus sikorae, a mossy leaf tailed gecko.

7 comments:

Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! said...

You call it sinister, I call it beautiful!!!!

What a real beauty. Look at those gorgeous eyes. OOhhh papi!

KittyChymira said...

That is absolutely gorgeous (if not a little creepy). I have to agree with DIMA, ai papi!

Neil said...

I think you are right, it is Uroplatus. Not sure what species, maybe Uroplatus fimbriatus based on the presence of the dermal fringe, though some other species have this as well.v

niner said...

There are some sinister geckos out there! I've been around one that everytime you open his cage he jumps up and lets out a little hiss at you!

Very pretty photo.
<3 lizards.

Anonymous said...

I love these guys. Its the tokay geckos you need to worry about.

Ellen said...

This looks like a cartoon character. He might be able to find a job selling something!

Anonymous said...

It's a mossy leaf tailed gecko, Uroplatus sikorae.