Leach's anole

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Leach's anole
Leach's anole.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
Species: A. leachii
Binomial name
Anolis leachii
A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837
  • Anolis leachii
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837
  • Anolis bimaculatus leachii
    Underwood in E. Williams et al., 1959
  • Anolis bimaculatus leachi
    Lazell, 1972
  • Anolis leachi
    Burnell & Hedges, 1990

Leach's anole (Anolis leachii ) is a species of anole lizard that is native to Antigua and Barbuda, an island-nation in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles, where it can be found on both main islands. It has also been introduced to Bermuda.[2]

A relatively large anole species, it coexists with the smaller anoles A. wattsi on Antigua, and A. forresti on Barbuda.[2]


The specific name, leachii, is in honor of English zoologist William Elford Leach.[3]

Leach's anole on tree.


  1. ^ "Anolis leachii ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ a b Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. London: Macmillan Education Ltd. 144 pp. ISBN 978-0-333-69141-0. (Anolis leachii, pp. 68, 71).
  3. ^ 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 leachii, p. 153).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume II. Iguanidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 497 pp. + Plates I-XXIV. (Anolis leachii, pp. 29–30).
  • Duméril AMC, Bibron G. 1837. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire naturelle complète des Reptiles. Tome quatrième [Volume 4]. Paris: Roret. ii + 571 pp. (Anolis leachii, new species, pp. 152–156).
  • 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 bimaculatus leachi, pp. 70–71).

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