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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 … Continue reading
From this site: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=2791 (note: you have to go to the site for the answers; the link below is part of the image pasted into this post and is not active)
Even though anoles aren’t the only lizards to have evolved dewlaps, their spectacular diversity of dewlap shapes and sizes certainly makes them leaders in the global arms race for dewlap dominance. Nevertheless, I recently came across some photos of the spectacularly … Continue reading
Looking through old image files I found the above picture. At first glance, this may look like an unearthed fossil. No way. Try to earn some points by answering the questions below: Which species is this? What happened to it (cause … Continue reading
The invertebrates in the image above were photographed yesterday in the Dominican Republic. Today’s trivia is related to these invertebrates and consists of three questions: 1. What are these invertebrates and how do they interact with anoles? 2. How many … Continue reading
Here is a shot recently taken during our first “Day in the Life of a Phenacosaur” video recording. We tracked this subadult male from 6 am to 6 pm!
Rich Glor has thrown down the gauntlet. Who can name the five anoles pictured on the CaribHerp poster in the last post? I know what they are, but I had to get help on #5, which does not sport the … Continue reading
Anole Annals more or less turned one-half-year-old this month, making this a good time to look back and reflect. Readership continues to increase—we’re now getting an average of 202 readers and 351 page views a day. AA has published 208 posts by 30 … Continue reading
It’s time to provide the answers to last week’s quiz, and this reporter–an amateur at creating such events–must admit to having egg on his face. First, though, congrats to WEs and Joe for their astute observations and conclusions. As Joe surmised … Continue reading
It’s time for the latest installment of our perennial crowd pleaser, Find the Anole! In picture #1, we have three questions: 1) How many species of anoles are in this picture? 2) Which species are they? 3) Bonus Points: What … Continue reading
This shot was taken by anole biologist Todd Jackman on Main St. USA during a recent trip to Disney World. Can you spot the anole?
Over at strange behaviors, Richard Conniff has posted an interesting memorial list: The Wall of the Dead The list sets out to honor naturalists who have lost their lives in the field or during other natural history pursuits. A lot … Continue reading
I took this photograph last summer in the Sierra de Bahorucos of the Dominican Republic, not far from Polo. The first to answer the following three questions about this photo wins the respect of anole lovers around the world: (1) … Continue reading
If you spend much time at all in the collections of a natural history museum, you’re guaranteed to come across some weird and hilarious stuff (e.g., see this book). Here’s a gem of a specimen label – this is a … Continue reading
I thought it might be fun to do a bit of anole annals trivia. Your first question: which species dewlap is pictured above? First correct answer wins a hearty pat on the back!