Friday, December 23, 2011

Gecko noon

There are more than 20 kinds of lizards in Madagascar. Some are very famous among other things, chameleon, gecko, skink, and iguanas. The strange thing is non-religious lizards and monitor lizards as there is in Asia and Africa.

Gecko noon

Unlike most geckos that come out at night, day geckos are lizards that are active during the day. Gecko prey during most of the insects.

Tail gecko Uroplatus leaf or

This gecko has a remarkable ability to camouflage. Uroplatus geckos are not active during the day and only move when disturbed. They respond to disturbance by opening brightly colored mouth and a stiffened tail. At night this gecko hunting insects.


Madagascar is home to about 150 species of chameleons world. Chameleon is a small to medium sized reptiles are best known for the ability to change color dramatically. Contrary to modern belief, chameleons do not change color to match the surrounding environmental conditions. But rather to express emotions, defend territories, and communicate with its kind.

Chameleons can change color because of two layers of specialized cells that exist beneath the transparent outer skin.

Chameleon defend territory against its power and aggressive species. They are opportunistic hunters that wait for prey to come by in the distance as far as the tongue length. Most chameleons reproduce by laying eggs.

In some parts of Madagascar chameleons feared for their magical power and the ability to see the future.

Some of the world's smallest reptile is part of the genus Brookesia, chameleon tail stump or tail leaves. One species of Brookesia reaches a maximum length of more than one inch (30 mm). These small creatures found on dead leaves in the rain forest and dry deciduous forest in many places in Madagakar. Brookesia chameleon prey on small insects and relies on the ability of color camouflage to avoid predators. When disturbed, these chameleons will play dead to resemble a dead leaf. Chameleon brokesia most easily found at night when sleeping in the bush foliage.

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