Leach's Giant Gecko, also called the New Caledonian Giant
Gecko, is native to the main island of New Caledonia east of
Australia and to a couple of other small islands in the
group. The eye looks like a clock face and the hands and
feet are massive for a gecko. It can grow to a length
of 14 inches (36 cm), the largest gecko in the world. It is nocturnal and tree-dwelling.
Previously there were 3 subspecies, and that shown above was
described as Henkel's subspecies, but all have been
reintegrated into one species. All photos above are
displayed horizontally but the animal was actually clinging
to the branch vertically and upside down.