Spring Break 2018: Anolis smallwoodi, 17 March 2018

Anolis smallwoodi, the Smallwood’s anole (Captive);
Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018)
Series: Spring Break 2018.

Destination End Game for Spring Break 2018 was the 2018 Anolis Symposium in Coral Gables, Florida, hosted by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Kristin Winchell posted a fantastic recap of the symposium over at Anole Annals, the best one-stop source for All Things Anolis on these here pneumatic tubes of the wiki-wiki-wild-wild-web. Our next few posts will feature shots from the symposium itself, but we’ll start with a rather lovely specimen on display during the symposium.

Anolis smallwoodi, otherwise known as Smallwood’s anole, is native to the southeastern stretch of Cuba. Of course, this is a captive specimen, courtesy Zoo Med, and is not really situated in the Floridian peninsula (yet). I’m sure a few captive specimens have slipped their enclosures here and there, but this is not one of Florida’s non-native and established anole species. It would be a hell of a thing if it was though, right? What a beautiful organism. Truly, truly splendid.

Next up, Day I of the symposium! Plenty of hominid photographs are just around the corner!

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