Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Gekkonidae (Geckos)

Genus/species: Ptychozoon kuhlii

Kuhl's Flying Gecko IMG_9599

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS Weird looking with big heads, bulging lidless eyes, and elaborate webbed feet. Gliding apparatus is composed of a large flap of skin along the flank. These flaps remain rolled across the belly until the lizard jumps off a tree. Then the flaps open passively in the air, acting as a parachute during descent. Additional flaps lie along the sides of the head, neck, and tail. These geckos are nocturnal and cryptic, and often go unnoticed in their natural habitat.

DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT Southeast Asia, including southern Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, and Singapore. Nocturnal arboreal animals, found in lowland and mid-level rainforests.

Kuhl's Flying Gecko IMG_9650

DIET IN THE WILD Insects and arthropods.

MORTALITY Can live up to 7–9 years.

REPRODUCTION In captivity, breeding occurs when the animals are exposed to about 12 hours of daylight. The female will lay two eggs about once a month. She can lay five or six clutches per season. Eggs will hatch in 2–3 months.

Kuhl's Flying Gecko

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