GOLD DUST DAY GECKO (Phelsuma laticauda angularis) - © Emmanuel Van Heygen
- Phelsuma laticauda angularis Mertens, 1964 is a diurnal subspecies of geckos.
- It lives in northern Madagascar and typically inhabits different trees and houses.
- The Gold dust day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.
- This lizard is slightly smaller than the nominate form. It can reach a total length of about 11 cm (4 in).
- The body colour is a bright green or yellowish green or rarely even blue.
- Typical for this day gecko are the yellow speckles on the neck and the upper back.
- There are three rust-coloured transverse bars on the snout and head.
- The upper eyelid is blue. In contrast to the nominate form, there is a wide, irregular, v-shaped marking which points to the head on the lower back.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phelsuma_laticauda_angularis
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