Watts' Anole

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Watts' Anole
Anolis Wattsi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Iguanidae
Subfamily: Polychrotidae
Genus: Anolis
Species: A. wattsi
Boulenger, 1894
Binomial name
Anolis wattsi
Subspecies

(unclear; see text)

  • A. w. wattsi - Boulenger, 1894
  • A. w. forresti - Barbour, 1923
  • A. w. schwartzi - Lazell, 1972
Synonyms
  • Anolis alter - Williams, 1962
  • Anolis forresti - Barbour, 1923
  • Anolis schwartzi - Burnell & Hedges, 1990

Watts' Anole (Anolis wattsi) is a species of anole lizard that is endemic to the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. It is native to Antigua, and has also been introduced to Saint Lucia.

A. pogus was formerly described as a subspecies of A. wattsi. The taxonomy of two further subspecies, sometimes described as A. schwartzi and A. forresti, is unclear. At a minimum, the three types are very closely related, and similar in appearance, ecology, and behavior. A. w. schwartzi is found on Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, and Nevis. A. w. forresti is endemic to Barbuda.

A.w.schwartzi on St.Kitts

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