Uroplatus form a genus of gecko endemic only to the island of Madagascar. With the level of deforestation and lack of conservation efforts, many species from the island face a bleak future. We've focused a tremendous amount of effort and work into researching and breeding many species of Uroplatus. They're among the most cryptic and intelligent genus of gecko and with new species being described every year they'll prove to keep us busy for years to come.
One of the more popular species, Uroplatus sikorae come with great deal of color and pattern variation. Very common in higher altitudes, Uroplatus sikorae prefer slightly cooler environments than other species. Uroplatus sameiti shares a striking resemblance to Uroplatus sikorae and are often imported as Uroplatus sikorae. Care should be taken to ensure all imported animals are accurately identified to avoid confusion and potential hybrids. Please refer to our Uroplatus sameiti article on the U.I.C. for more information.
Once considered a subspecies of Uroplatus sikorae, Uroplatus sameiti now enjoy life as a species unto there own. While the may seem like Uroplatus sikorae upon first glance, there are a few markedly distinct characteristics that distinguish the two. Please refer to our Uroplatus sameiti article on the U.I.C. for more information.
T.R. Herp was the first to bring this species to the U.S. market. We're happy to report that the vast majority of our offspring are in the hands of respectable breeders and hobbyists, all dedicated to establishing a thriving captive population.
Uroplatus aff. henkeli
Another first for us! Uroplatus aff. henkeli is an undescribed species that resembles Uroplatus henkeli. They are, however, considerably smaller than U.henkeli and display very different morphologies. Please refer to the Uroplatus aff. henkeli article on the U.I.C. for more information.
With the help of our good friend Olaf Pronk, T.R. Herp was able to document the distinguishing characteristics between Uroplatus henkeli and Uroplatus aff. henkeli. We're very excited to have established a very strong captive collection of this undescribed species, securing it's future in the hobby.
Uroplatus aff. ebenaui
Uroplatus sp. nov. aff. ebenaui is an undescribed species that very much resembles Uroplatus ebenaui. It is currently being described but until then we felt it was important to delineate the two to avoid confusion. With the help of our good friend Olaf Pronk, we've been able to document the distinguishing characteristics between Uroplatus sp. nov. aff. ebenaui and Uroplatus ebenaui. Please refer to our Uroplatus sp. nov. aff. ebenaui article on the U.I.C. for more information.
Although they're one of the first Uroplatus species to be introduced to the hobby, Uroplatus henkeli remains a favorite amongst zookeepers and hobbyists alike.
Uroplatus guentheri are one my favorite species to work with. They're very energetic and what they lack in physical adornment they make up for in personality. Uroplatus guentheri aren't rare or difficult to breed in captivity, however, imported specimens rarely make it into he hobby. This leads to a shallow gene pool in the captive populations raising the potential for inbreeding and weakened lineages. In 2011 we introduced two field collected females with two males from well established and sound captive lineage. We're happy to announce a successful season hatching multiple females that we hope will inject some much needed diversity in the current captive populations. Please see our Uroplatus guentheri on the U.I.C. for more information.