|A male Barbados anole, Andromeda Botanical Gardens, Barbados|
Anolis 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. Until fairly recently, it was 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.
It remains widespread and abundant on Barbados, where it is the only anole species. It adapts well to populated environments. It is also an invasive species to Florida.
- Government of Barbados (2002), A National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan for Barbados, p. 55, retrieved March 5, 2010.
- Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., p. 97, ISBN 0-333-69141-5.
- Powell, Robert; Henderson, Robert W. (2005), "Conservation Status of Lesser Antillean Reptiles", Iguana 12 (2): 63–77
- Media related to Anolis extremus at Wikimedia Commons
- Anolis extremus at the Encyclopedia of Life
- Anolis extremus at the Reptile Database
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