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Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Post by eXcommunicate » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:42 am

First, the obligatory cat photo:
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Now, the gecko:
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Uroplatus phantasticus, the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko, is a species of gecko endemic to the island of Madagascar. First described in 1888 by George Albert Boulenger, U. phantasticus is the smallest in body of the Uroplatus geckos, though there is an ongoing debate as to whether one of its cousins, U. ebenaui, is smaller because of its shorter tail. The satanic leaf tailed gecko is also commonly known as the eyelash leaf tailed gecko or fantastic leaf tailed gecko.
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Post by Deep Sea Isopod » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:29 pm

There's a cool pic of one in RD's new book, too. 8-)
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Post by devogue » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:59 pm

That's just brilliant.

Why can't Mrs Dev grow a pretty head to camouflage herself against all the other pretty female heads in the world? :nono:

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Post by Deep Sea Isopod » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:03 pm

Devogue wrote:That's just brilliant.

Why can't Mrs Dev grow a pretty head to camouflage herself against all the other pretty female heads in the world? :nono:

Sexual selection has bypassed Mrs DSI too. :ddpan:
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Re: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Post by charlou » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:46 am

Deep Sea Isopod wrote:There's a cool pic of one in RD's new book, too. 8-)
It's a great pic, but his pic of this creature is the one that bowled me over :shock: :

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Re: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Post by BlackBart » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:26 am

I never tire of this...

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Post by Pappa » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:39 am

Charlou wrote:Image
Holy fuck, that is impressive.
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Re: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Post by charlou » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:51 pm

BlackBart wrote:I never tire of this...

Very 8-)

I'm going to show it to my kids. :tup:
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Re: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Post by GeneticJen » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:10 pm

I've been trying to get my hands on a clutch of Uroplatus phantasticus, but they are very rare over here. :(

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