Henkel's leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus henkeli ), also known as Henkel's flat-tailed gecko or the frilled leaf-tail gecko, is a species of gecko endemic to Madagascar.
Henkel's leaf-tailed geckos live an arboreal lifestyle, often venturing down to the ground only to lay eggs in soft soil and leaflitter.
Henkel's flat-tailed geckos are insectivores, but will also eat snails if they are found.
Habitat destruction and deforestation in Madagascar is the primary threat to this animal's future as well as collection for the pet trade. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) lists all of the Uroplatus species on their "Top ten most wanted species list" of animals threatened by illegal wildlife trade, because of it "being captured and sold at alarming rates for the international pet trade". Photo by Nelson Jukakis