Anolis chlorocyanus, 21 January 2017

Anolis chlorocyanus, the Hispaniolan green anole;
Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017).

Anolis chlorocyanus is a non-native species that now ranges in pockets of Broward and Palm Beach counties in southeastern Florida. They are far from being common or widespread, but that may change given time (especially in Broward county). An arboreal species, the Hispanionlan green anole sports trunk-crown eco morphology, meaning it is designed to live among the upper reaches of trees and foliage — well above the ground. Thus, this species competes with Florida’s more-native (and quite similar) Carolina green anole, A. carolinensis.

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