• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Gekkonidae
  • Genus: Phelsuma
  • Species: Phelsuma madagascariensis
  • Madagascar Day Geckos are the largest species of geckos.  Their tails are sometimes longer than their bodies.
  • They have broad, flattened toe pads with adhesive lamellae (thin, flat scales) which give them the ability to cling to smooth surfaces.  They tend to be found clinging to tree trunks and branches, where they rest and sunbathe.
  • These geckos eat a wide variety of arthropods. They also occasionally eat sweet fruits or nectar.  Their main source of water is from the condensation found on leaves.

 

Did you know?

Madagascar Day Geckos are completely independent upon hatching and reach adult size within one to two years.