Barbados anole

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Barbados anole
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A male Barbados anole, Andromeda Botanical Gardens, Barbados
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Polychrotidae
Genus: Anolis
Species: A. extremus
Binomial name
Anolis extremus
Garman, 1887
Synonyms

Anolis extremus Garman, 1887
Anolis roquet extremus Garman, 1887
Anolis roquet var. extremus Garman, 1887

The Barbados anole (Anolis extremus) is a species of anole lizard that is native to Barbados, an island-nation in the Caribbean. Originally endemic to Barbados, it has since been introduced to Saint Lucia and Bermuda.[1] It was previously treated as a subspecies of Martinique's anole (A. roquet).

Males have pale lavender to blue-gray heads, with blue eyelids. Their dorsal surfaces are deep green with dark markings and occasionally white spots, and their bellies are yellow. Females are smaller and duller in color and may have a mid-dorsal stripe.[2]

It remains widespread and abundant on Barbados, where it is the only anole species.[3] It adapts well to populated environments.

It has been reported in Florida since the 1990s, though this is likely due to repeated introductions and escapes as a sustained, breeding population has not been confirmed.[4]

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