Name That Anole!

I recently received an email from UC Davis undergraduate and lizard enthusiast, Kirk Sato. On a recent trip to Belize, Kirk snapped a great photograph of this anole and he wants to know what species it is. What are your ideas, folks?

Unidentified anole from Belize

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Martha is working on her PhD on the thermal ecology and evolution of anoles in the Losos Lab at Harvard University.
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5 Responses to Name That Anole!

  1. Wes Chun says:

    I’ll guess Norops lemurinus…

  2. Jonathan Losos says:

    That’s what I was going to guess, too, but didn’t have the courage!

  3. chipojolab says:

    hummm looks like a juvenile sagrei,

  4. marthamunoz says:

    After much debate in our lab, we came to the consensus that this is likely A. lemurinus. We went back and forth on whether or not it might be A. capito, which is also found in Belize, but we’re leaning towards A. lemurinus because of the W shape on the head. Anolis lemurinus is far more common, as well. To quote one lab member, “99% of the time you think you’ve got an A. capito, it’s actually A. lemurinus.”

    Thanks for sharing, Kirk!

  5. Kirk Sato says:

    Thanks everyone! Unfortunately, I don’t have any more photos of this beauty…I guess I’ll just have to go back to Belize! Happy herping!

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