Pseudogonatodes guianensis — Amazon Pygmy Gecko
Also known as:
Amazon Pigmy Gecko
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.
- 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
- Duellman, W.E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest