Mocquard's Madagascar Ground Gecko - Paroedura bastardi - Bastard Gecko - Madagascar Spiny Gecko
The P. bastardi is native to southern and central Madagascar, but since the reptile species has only been in captive care for a short period, it is not 100% known as to whether or not the gecko is native to other any other areas. These geckos are semi-arboreal and typically are found living on the floor of dry forest and on the lower areas of tree trunks. In more mountainous areas, they can be found between cliffs and beneath rocks. The P. bastardi is a compact gecko with a triangular head. Their entire body has a scaley appearance with is scattered conical scales. They are typically shades of tan for blending into leaf litter.