Anolis roquet

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Anolis roquet
Anolis roquet on log.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
A. roquet
Binomial name
Anolis roquet
(Lacépède, 1788)

6, see text

  • Lacerta roquet Lacépède, 1788
  • Anolis martinicensis Suckow, 1798
  • Anolis cepedii Merrem, 1820
  • Anolis goudotii
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837
  • Anolis alligator
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837
  • Dactyloa goudotii Fitzinger, 1843 (fide Boulenger, 1885)
  • Ptychonotus fasciatus Fitzinger, 1843 (fide Boulenger, 1885)
  • Anolis roquet Ruthven, 1923[1][2]

Anolis roquet, also called Martinique anole or savannah anole, is a species of anole lizard. It is endemic to the island of Martinique, located in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.

It varies in body size, shape, scalation, and coloration. Its dorsal surface ranges from green to gray-green, brown, or gray brown, with some populations also having areas of blue-green color. Its ventral and dewlap colors also vary. Its markings include dark marbling, spots, and chevrons; and light markings including flank stripes.[3]

It is unusual among anoles in having a voice; it can make a squeaking noise when it is caught.[4]

Anolis Roquet juvénile
Juvenile Anolis roquet

The subspecies are:

  • Anolis roquet roquet (Lacépède, 1788)
  • Anolis roquet caracoli Lazell, 1972
  • Anolis roquet majolgris Lazell, 1972
  • Anolis roquet salinei Lazell, 1972
  • Anolis roquet summus Lazell, 1972
  • Anolis roquet zebrilus Lazell, 1972

The Barbados anole (A. extremus) was formerly included here as another subspecies.


  1. ^ Schwartz, Albert, and Richard Thomas. 1975. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 216 pp. (Anolis roquet, pp. 99-100.)
  2. ^ The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ For description of variability, see Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., pp. 89–91, ISBN 0-333-69141-5.
  4. ^ Malhotra & Thorpe 1999, p. 91.

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