Yellow-Bellied Leaf-Toed Gecko

Phyllodactylus tuberculosus
Sonora, Mexico. August 20, 2011

These robust geckos were all over our hotel in Alamos. Each night they were active on the exterior walls and ceilings, chasing after the beetles and moths drawn to the lights outside each room.  I have yet to see one away from town, in a natural habitat.  The leaf-like appendages at the toe tips are useful identifiers, as is the light vertebral stripe.


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