Bronze anole

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Bronze anole
Bronze anole (Anolis aeneus).JPG
In Tobago
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
A. aeneus
Binomial name
Anolis aeneus
Gray, 1840
  • Anolis gentilis Garman, 1888
  • Anolis roquet var. cinereus Garman, 1888

The bronze anole (Anolis aeneus) is a species of anole lizard found in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles and South America. It is distributed on Grenada and throughout the Grenadines islands, and it has been introduced to Trinidad and Tobago. It can also be found in Guyana on the mainland, where it is locally abundant, though these populations are not native, either.[1]

Males reach a length of 77 mm snout-to-vent. Its dorsal surface color is either pale gray, olive, or chocolate-brown, and it is marked with a pattern of mottling or fine speckles. Its ventral surface is pale, often with dark mottling along the sides. Its dewlap is white or dull green, with a yellow or orange spot near its front edge. Females are brown, with a middorsal stripe or ladder-like marking, and a light flank stripe.

It has been the focus of numerous studies of the behavior and ecological strategies employed by Anolis species.

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  1. ^ Cole, Charles J.; Townsend, Carol R.; Reynolds, Robert P.; MacCulloch, Ross D.; Lathrop, Amy (2013). "Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 125 (4): 317–578. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-125.4.317.

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