Category: Anolis equestris

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: A Young Knight Anole

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. One species we didn’t really find in abundance while in Miami-Dade county was the Cuban knight anole, Anolis equestris. I’m a mega-fan of this big, beefy non-native species…

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 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….