The March issue of IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians: Conservation and Natural History has just been received, and it is their most anoleful issue ever. The highlight is a delightful report of an expedition to tiny and desolate Sombrero Island in the northern Lesser Antilles, home to a population of A. gingivinus which, lacking trees as available perches, is forced to hang onto the vertical walls of the abandoned lighthouse keeper’s house.
In addition, another article reports the introduction of A. sagrei to St. Lucia, complementing introductions of that species to many other islands in the Lesser Antilles: St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines, and Barbados. Is it just a matter of time before it occupies every island south of the Greater Antilles? Another article, however, reports the snuffing out of a propagule of two A. sagrei that arrived to Layou, St. Vincent in a flower pot from Florida. However, as the article notes, the species thrives elsewhere on the island. Lastly, the Table of Contents page has a nice photograph of A. conspersus from Grand Cayman.
As if articles on anoles weren’t enough a reason to subscribe, I have to comment on the beautiful photographs that can be found throughout this magazine, along with interesting articles on a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians.
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