Seven Anole Species Found at a Site on the Ecuador – Colombia Border

On the Tropical Herping website, Lucas Bustamante provides a report–accompanied by gorgeous photographs–of the seven species of anoles, as well as other reptiles and amphibians, found on a Tropical Herping field trip to Chical, a frontier site near the border of Ecuador and Colombia where the faunas of the Chocoan lowlands and the Andes meet. The diversity of species found on the trip was spectacular, but Bustamante aptly noted that the “anoles were the highlight.”

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5 Responses to Seven Anole Species Found at a Site on the Ecuador – Colombia Border

  1. Rich Glor says:

    Do you think we could convince Lucas to make this into a poster? The photos are absolutely gorgeous. The one of A. chloris basking is striking.

  2. lukemahler says:

    Agreed! These are absolutely spectacular!

  3. Great! I was hoping to see one of my unidentified anoles in there, but no luck.

    http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/south-american-anoles

  4. about snakes says:

    that’s awesome !!

  5. marthamunoz says:

    I know that Soroa has 11 sympatric species, but that’s in the Caribbean. How unique is 7 sympatric anoles in the mainland? I agree with Rich – I’d love to see this in a poster at the next Herp meetings or Anolis symposium.

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