Bearded anole

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Bearded anole
Bearded anole (Anolis pogus).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
Species: A. pogus
Binomial name
Anolis pogus
Burnell & Hedges, 1990

Anolis wattsi pogus - Lazell, 1972

The bearded anole or Anguilla Bank bush anole (Anolis pogus) is a species of anole lizard that is endemic to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, located in the Lesser Antilles. Its range used to include Anguilla and possibly Saint Barthélemy, but it is now extirpated from both islands.

Males reach a maximum length of 58 mm snout-to-vent. Males have a uniform light brown to orange-brown dorsal surface, with an off-white to yellowish ventral surface. It has a turquoise area around its eye, which may extend to its upper head, and occasionally with an otherwise rust-brown head. Females are duller in color, but are marked with a mid-dorsal stripe, and sometimes also a white flank stripe.

A. pogus coexists throughout much of its range with A. gingivinus, though they appear to fill different niches, for example by A. pogus preferring lower and less exposed perches.

Previously described as a subspecies of A. wattsi, it was elevated to species level in 1990.


  1. ^ de Queiroz, K. & Mayer, G.C. (2011). "Anolis pogus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T177907A7477695. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T177907A7477695.en. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 

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