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Yellow-belly Gecko

(Phyllodactylus tuberculosus)

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Mid-sized gecko with oval snout; head widens behind eyes; distinct neck; light brown, tan, or grayish with spots; darker markings often on head, sides, legs; often, dark bars on tail; smaller and larger bumps ("tubercles") along back, the larger ones arranged in distinct rows; to 6.5cm (2.5in), plustail.


Low elevation dry forests, northern Pacific slope; found on rocks near human settlements and in buildings.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Yellow-belly Gecko (Phyllodactylus tuberculosus), Costa Rica