Anolis equestris, 06 August 2017

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (06 August 2017).
Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.
Learn more about the anoles’ parietal eye at Anole Annals.

Note the parietal eye in the center-back of the anole’s skull. This parietal eye works alongside the pineal gland (not seen externally) to measure/read light and temperature  and to subsequently control melatonin levels.

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