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ID Grass anole

Hi anoles enthusiast! It’s a recurrent problem in pet shop, the identification of the animals which are less common. In France a pet shop announce “Anolis hendersoni” for this anole? I need your opinion, in my mind it’s an Anolis … Continue reading

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Orange Anolis in South Florida

New minor color variants appear every once in a while, but it’s always interesting to find something completely different.  This, to the best of my knowledge, is something completely different.  I’ve found a few of these guys running around, and … Continue reading

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Odd Behavior in Captive Anoles – Notes from an Anolis cybotes breeding project

This summer I have been breeding several populations of cybotoids to assess egg stage at laying in this environmentally-varied clade of anoles. The cybotoids are trunk-ground anoles from Hispaniola, which includes Anolis cybotes and related species. Captive animals often exhibit … Continue reading

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Non-native Anoles on Canouan in the Grenadines

Any reason to think these anoles, which arrived on Canouan in a container, presumably from Florida, are anything other than Anolis carolinensis?

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The ‘ii’s Have It: The Correct Scientific Name for Ricord’s Giant Anole

If I had a nickel for each time I’ve been asked whether the correct spelling of the scientific name for Ricord’s Giant Anole is Anolis ricordii with two ‘i’s or Anolis ricordi with one ‘i,’ I’d have at least 15 … Continue reading

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Anole Annals Challenge: Create a New Dewlap Collage

Over the years, many talks on anole dewlaps have featured an image from Nicholson et al.’s 2007 paper from PLoS One on anole dewlap evolution (I saw this image at least once at JMIH this year).  Now that its been … Continue reading

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A Primer on Filming Anole Behavior – Part 1(b)

Back in my first post on this topic, I described some of the equipment I use to film anole behavior. I ended with a promise of a second entry replete with example videos to outline specific techniques I use to … Continue reading

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