If you can find the sleeping anole in those photo, you will have contributed to cataloging the anole fauna of the Dominican Republic. Points if you can identify the species. Hint – the photo was taken on the northern slopes of the Sierra de Bahorucco approx. 12km east of the Haitian border.
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A.bahorucoensis, isn’t it?
Nice work, but it is not bahorucoensis…
Then again, tail seems too long…
and I found it in the wrong paleo-island to be placidus
Did you find A. hendersoni on the Dominican side of the border?
Congratulations, Bob, you are correct.
Right. We were farther north I think when we found placidus near the Hatian border.
This locality was a real “eye opener” for me in terms of the geologic history of the Bahoruccos, the distribution of their fauna and flora, and just how narrowly endemic some species are. The subtleties of habitat shifts and their implications for species ranges are remarkable. A 30m walk up a dry riverbed from where we collected Sphaerodactylus armstrongi produced enough of a change in the forest structure to find Anolis hendersoni. Just 30m. Who knows what remains in the vast stretches of space between localities visited over the decades?