Pseudogonatodes guianensis Amazon Pygmy Gecko
Also known as:
Amazon Pigmy Gecko
Madre Selva Biological Station, Loreto, PeruJanuary 31, 2016
Amazon Pygmy Gecko (Pseudogonatodes guianensis)
These tiny lizards forage on the forest floor by day, but are rarely seen due to their, well, tininess, and their preferred habitat of closed-canopy forest. I was extremely lucky to notice this one motionless on a fallen leaf next to the trail at night. It was perhaps an inch and a half long, and held still just long enough for me to get two photographs.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2016 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.

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