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Category Archives: Introduced Anoles
Another Anolis Sagrei Sighting in Savannah, Georgia
This past weekend, I came across one A. sagrei perched on a building in Savannah, Georgia. It appears that this introduced lizard’s invasion is spreading north from Florida.
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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
Posted in Ask the Experts, Introduced Anoles, Natural History Observations Tagged carolinensis, cristatellus, orange, sagrei 9 Comments
Knight Anole Eats Basilisk
Even Neil Losin’s cellphone photos turn out spectacular!
A Second Front in the Sagrei-Cristatellus Wars: Anolis Sagrei Arrives in Costa Rica
Anole Annals has previously reported on the ongoing interactions between A. cristatellus and A. sagrei in Miami (for example, here and cool video here), as well as the invasion of Costa Rica by A. cristatellus. Now the plot has thickened. In a 2009 paper … Continue reading
Posted in Introduced Anoles Tagged Anolis cristatellus, Anolis sagrei, Costa Rica, introduction 1 Comment
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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Cristatellus or Sagrei?
Pop on over to Dust Tracks on the Web and help Janson decide if this majestic fellow is a sagrei or a cristatellus…or something else. And read some of his other recent posts on anole adventuring.
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Anolis Video from Day’s Edge
Another video about Anolis research from Day’s Edge Productions. Cool research! Great footage!
Authoritative Update on Introduced Anoles of Florida
Walt Meshaka has just published a fabulous new monograph on the introduced reptiles and amphibians of Florida in Herpetological Conservation and Biology. Check it out here. It includes the latest word on the eight introduced anoles of that fine state.
A Little Worm “Told” Us …
Studying the brown anole (Anolis sagrei) in Taiwan has presented me with numerous new opportunities, one of which is an introduction into parasitology. The first parasites I found in A. sagrei in Taiwan were relatively large worm-like parasites that are … Continue reading
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I saw the recent posts about orange/red sagrei and I thought I might contribute another observation of orange-colored brown anoles. A few years ago while assisting another grad student with his dissertation work I spotted a few orange-colored brown anoles … Continue reading
Posted in Introduced Anoles, Natural History Observations, Notes from the Field Tagged Anolis sagrei, brown anole, color, Florida 6 Comments
Artificially Isolated Populations of Anoles
During a spring trip to the Dominican Republic, I spent a few nights at a high-rise hotel along the “beach” in Santo Domingo. The hotel had a concrete imprint, totally devoid of grounds. It faced a busy four-lane road and … Continue reading
Anoles of the Florida Keys
Janson Jones is at it again. Having just driven about as cross-continent as you can get, from Alaska to the Florida Keys, he is now waxing eloquent on the lizards of that delightful island string. Today’s post is about introduced … Continue reading
Posted in Introduced Anoles, Natural History Observations Tagged anolis distichus, Anolis sagrei, bark anole, brown anole, florida keys 1 Comment
And The Carnage Will Continue …
On the 28th of April, 2011, I posted an article here in AA about the actions of the Taiwanese authorities to try and remove Anolis sagrei in Chiayi County. On the 25th of June, 2011, it was announced that they … Continue reading
Sagrei – Cristatellus Interactions in Miami
In his spare time, photographer and film-maker extraordinaire Neil Losin doubles as a graduate student studying the ecological interactions between introduced trunk-ground anoles A. sagrei and A. cristatellus in Miami. He’s just begun his third field season, and you can … Continue reading
Posted in Introduced Anoles, Notes from the Field Tagged Anolis cristatellus, Anolis sagrei 1 Comment
Latest Issue of IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians Chockful of Anoles
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 … Continue reading
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What Traits Make an Anole Likely to Be Successfully Introduced?
In a companion paper to Poe et al. (Evolution, 2011), Latella et al. examine a variety of attributes of the 19 species of anoles that have been successfully introduced to new areas and compare them to a large number of … Continue reading
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Many Hawaiians Don’t Like Brown Anoles
Last Thursday, the Kokua Line column of the Honolulu Star Advertiser fielded a question on how to get rid of brown anoles. The answer was: no way (the officer at the state Vector Control Branch told the author that if she … Continue reading
Introduced Herps of the Caribbean
A new, two-volume set on the conservation of Caribbean herps has just been published. More on that in a minute, but let’s cut to the important stuff. There’s a great summary of the record of anole introductions (discussed previously a … Continue reading
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Great Tales of Florida Anoles
In a recent post, AA mentioned Janson Jones’ (Dust Tracks on the Web) report on catching a magnificent knight anole. Turns out that Jones is not only a kindred spirit, but a keen observer and an excellent photographer. Over the … Continue reading
Yet More Coverage of Anoles in Evolution – Colonization and Naturalization by the Poe Lab
In what can legitimately be called a taxonomic coup, an Anolis lizard has stolen the cover of Evolution for the third time in 8 months. That’s right folks – 3 out of the last 8 Evolution covers have been anoles … Continue reading