Morne Constant anole

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Morne Constant anole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Polychrotidae
Genus: Anolis
Species: A. ferreus
Binomial name
Anolis ferreus
(Cope, 1864)
Synonyms
  • Xiphosurus ferreus Cope, 1864
  • Anolis asper Garman, 1887
  • Anolis ferreus - Underwood, 1959
  • Anolis marmoratus ferreus Lazell, 1972
  • Anolis ferreus - Schwartz & Thomas, 1975

The Morne Constant anole (Anolis ferreus) is a species of anole lizard that is endemic to the island of Marie-Galante, which is part of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.

Males can reach a length of 119 mm snout-to-vent, while females are significantly smaller, at 65 mm SVL. It has a yellow-green dorsal surface, and a blue-gray head with yellow around the eye. Males have prominent tail crests.

It is primarily active during the middle part of the day, retreating to high perches in the late afternoon.

It was formerly considered a subspecies of A. marmoratus.

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