Anolis smaragdinus

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Anolis smaragdinus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
A. smaragdinus
Binomial name
Anolis smaragdinus

Anolis smaragdinus, also known as the Bahamian green anole, is a species of anole lizard in the family Dactyloidae.[1]


A. smaragdinus is part of the A. carolinensis series of anoles.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

A. smaragdinus is endemic to the Bahamas.[1]


Two subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies:


The subspecific name, lerneri, is in honor of American businessman Michael Lerner, a patron of the American Museum of Natural History.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Anolis smaragdinus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 11 November 2014.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Anolis smaragdinus lerneri, pp. 155).

Further reading[edit]

  • Barbour T, Shreve B (1935). "Concerning some Bahamian reptiles, with notes on the fauna". Proc. Boston. Nat. Hist. Soc. 40: 347-365. (Anolis smaragdinus, new species, p. 355).
  • Schwartz A, Thomas R (1975). A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp. (Anolis smaragdinus, pp. 104–105).