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Article: Discovery of New Dimorphic Anolis/Chamaeleolis from Cuba

A brand spanking new species of Anolis/Chamaeleolis? Yes, please. Check it out: Zahradníčková, Veronika Holáňová. (5 Aug. 2018). Discovery of new dimorphic Anolis/Chamaeleolis from Cuba. Anole Annals, http://www.anoleannals.org/2018/08/05/discovery-of-new-dimorphic-anolis-chamaeleolis-from-cuba/.  

Anolis carolinensis in the Florida Keys, 26 July 2018

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Monroe county, Florida (26 July 2018). The Floridian peninsula serves as home to a variety of anole species, native and non-native alike. I’ve spent a good amount of time looking for and photographing these anoles in Florida. It’s…

Spring Break 2018: Anolis Symposium, Day II

Anolis Symposium VII; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Growing up in Volusia county, Florida, anoles, those funky little lizards, were a daily happening in my childhood. When I think back to my early years in Florida, I remember four…

Spring Break 2018: Anolis Symposium VII, Day I (with some historical context)

Anolis Symposium VII; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. In February of 1972, Harvard herpetologist and evolutionary biologist Ernest Williams produced a technical two-year report reporting research progress funded by National Science Foundations Grant B 019801X. In this technical report,…

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…

Stephen Colbert meets Anolis carolinensis

As an aside from our rather-lengthy Spring Break 2018 series, enjoy this fine video clip of Stephen Colbert meeting a few lizards on The Late Show. After surviving an impressive and sloppy mishap on his desk, Colbert enters the not-so-secretive society of those who…

Spring Break 2018: Anolis carolinensis, 16 March 2018

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. As I’m writing this on my back patio in Ormond Beach, Florida, an hour or so before the sun will rise on the first Monday after spring break, a…

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). One of my favorite non-native lizards to track down in South Florida is the Cuban knight anole, Anolis equestris. This beefy tank of a lizard is somewhat abundant throughout various parts of…

Anolis cristatellus, 02 September 2011

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). The Puerto Rican crested anole, Anolis cristatellus, is the eighth species of anole currently represented on floridensis. Of those eight species, only one is native to Florida — and it certainly…

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Largehead anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). The Largehead anole, Anolis cybotes, is yet another non-native anole species now residing in isolated parts of South Florida. It’s one of the rarer anole species down south and is only really known from…

Anolis distichus, 08 July 2011

Anolis distichus, the Bark anole; Monroe county, Florida (08 July 2011). This is the sixth of eight anole species I’ve photographed and will eventually represent on Floridensis. It’s also yet another non-native species living in Florida. In fact, of the anoles only the Carolina…

Anolis garmani, 06 August 2017

Anolis garmani, the Jamaican giant anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (06 August 2017). The Jamaican giant anole, Anolis garmani, is (yet another) non-native anole lizard now scratching out a living in pockets of southern Florida. They certainly aren’t widespread throughout south Florida, however. Unlike the…

Anolis chlorocyanus, 21 January 2017

Anolis chlorocyanus, the Hispaniolan green anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). Florida certainly has no shortage of non-native species. Pick a corner of the world, and there’s a decent chance we’ve got some wild critter or plant from that region trying to scratch…

Anolis carolinensis, 21 January 2017

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017, Nikon D7100). Florida has one native species of anole: The Carolina green anole, Anolis carolinensis. All of our other anole species are non-native and (relatively speaking) recently introduced. Most of the introduced,…

Anolis sagrei, 27 November 2015

Anolis sagrei, the Brown anole; Monroe county, Florida (27 November 2015, Nikon D7100). The Cuban brown anole, Anolis sagrei, is a non-native species very well established throughout the entirety of peninsular Florida (and increasingly-so further to the north and west). Adapted to scratching a living…

Anolis equestris, 21 January 2017

Anolis equestris, the Knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 January 2017, Nikon D7100). Anolis equestris, the Knight anole, is one of several non-native anole species now well-established throughout parts of south Florida. This particular species is the largest anole now found in wild Florida….

The Green Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida, habitats are typically somewhat… jumbled. Such is the certainly the case in these photographs. Here’s the breakdown: First,…

The Spectacled caiman in Coral Gables; 21 March 2015

Caiman crocodilus, the Spectacled caiman; Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 March 2015). Native to the southern reaches of Central America and the northern half of South America, the Spectacled caiman in a non-native species now found throughout parts of south Florida. Only averaging between four…

Fight! Two Brown Anoles Vie for the Title, 25 May 2012

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Collier county, Florida (25 May 2012). This was a fun encounter. Here we have two Cuban brown anoles, both male, tearing each other up for bragging rights, so to speak. Male Cuban brown anoles will battle each other…

The Carolina Green Anole, 31 August 2011

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Lowndes county, Georgia (31 August 2011). Here are some simple shots of a simple Carolina green anole, Anolis carolinensis, simply basking in an ocean of fluid greenery. So much green!