Gonatodes concinnatus — Collared Forest Gecko
Also known as:
Gonatodes concinnatus, unlike its very similar-looking cousin Gonatodes humeralis, is generally found on tree trunks well within the forest, not at forest edges or in human habitations. Consequently they are seen significantly less often, except of course by the people hiking in the forest looking for herps.
Like several other diurnal Amazonian lizards, these geckos can often be found sleeping at night on large flat leaves. Often they exhibit very pale colors when doing so. I'm thinking this one might be a gravid female, with that darker gray/blue area being an egg.
Here's a male showing off his bright breeding colors. He was in this awkward-looking position on a large tree trunk at night.
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Dixon, J. R. and Soini, P. 1986. The Reptiles of the Upper Amazon Basin, Iquitos Region, Peru