Saint Vincent's bush anole

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Saint Vincent's bush anole
Anolis trinitatis.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
Species:
A. trinitatus
Binomial name
Anolis trinitatus
Synonyms
  • Anolis vincenti - Garman, 1887
  • Anolis trinitatus - Creer et al., 2001

Saint Vincent's bush anole or the Trinidad anole (Anolis trinitatis) is a species of anole lizard found in the Caribbean.

Geographic range[edit]

It is native to the island of Saint Vincent, and has been introduced to Trinidad.

Description[edit]

Males, which reach 74 mm snout-to-vent (about 3 inches), are green to green-blue, with blue stippling on the head and anterior trunk. They have yellow coloring on the jaws and ventral surface, and the area around the eye is dark. Males have a large dewlap that extends into the abdominal region. Females are duller and have a smaller dewlap.

Behavior[edit]

It typically perches at low heights, below around 3 m (10 feet).

References[edit]

  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., p. 100, ISBN 0-333-69141-5.

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