Crested Gecko

Crested Geckos are nocturnal reptiles from the rainforests of New Caledonia – a group of islands near Australia.

They were first discovered in 1866 and were then thought to be extinct until their rediscovery in 1994.

The Crested Gecko spends their daytime hiding near the ground and in the evening they hunt and scavenge in the canopies of trees.

Scientifically this species of Gecko is known as the Rhacodactylus ciliatus, though previously named correlophus ciliatus, so you may see it named as either.

They come in a variety of colors and patterns and are particularly unique for their crests which run from head-to-tail. Their “eyelashes” form part of this crest and are unique in the reptile kingdom!