Cyrtodactylus sp. gecko
A beautiful gecko that is potentially new to science known only from a single specimen collected in dense rainforest at Tualapa in the Strickland River headwaters. This lizard was climbing on mossy branches in the pouring rain.
Unlike many geckos it relies on sharp claws instead of large pads to climb high into the forest canopy where it feeds on insects and other arthropods.
On a RAP survey, at the headwaters of the Strickland River, in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
Steve Richards (South Australian Museum)