Grenada Tree Anole

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Grenada Tree Anole
Anolis richardii on Tobago.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Iguanidae
Subfamily: Polychrotidae
Genus: Anolis
Species: A. richardii
Binomial name
Anolis richardii
Duméril and Bibron, 1837
Synonyms
  • Anolis occipitalis - Gray, 1840
  • Anolis stenodactylus - Gray, 1840
  • Ptychonotus (Ctenodeira) richardii — Fitzinger, 1843
  • Anolis trossulus - Garman, 1887
  • Anolis richardi — Schwartz & Henderson, 1991

The Grenada Tree Anole (Anolis richardii) is a species of anole lizard that is found in the Caribbean. It is native to Grenada and the Grenadines islands, and it has been introduced to Tobago.

It is large for an anole, with males reaching a maximum length of 140 mm snout-to-vent. It has a dark green or brown dorsal surface, with a green-gray to yellow ventral surface. Its dewlap is orange, yellow, or gray-green. Females and juveniles often have a yellow or cream-colored lateral stripe.


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