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Dominican Anole

Anolis oculatus

Description:

Endemic to the Caribbean island of Dominica. It has a very diverse morphology between these populations, with a ground color that ranges from pale tan or yellow to deep green or brown. It also has patterned markings that range from light-colored speckling to complex marbled patterns, and some populations also have large black-ringed "eye" spots on their flanks. This diversity is the product of adaptation to different ecological conditions found within Dominica, which has made it the subject of numerous studies. (Wiki)

Habitat:

Sitting on the leaf in a roadside garden.

Notes:

Thank you Ashley for identifying this little critter! Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_... Further reading: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12207... Further information: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/17834...

1 species ID suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago
Dominican Anole
Anolis oculatus Dominican Anole

2 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Cool beans. Thank you for your help :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

I'm not sure, I rarely deal with subspecies. I think species-level IDs are sufficient ;)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Oh my...I only just noticed your ID suggestion Ashley! Not sure how I missed it :I I've just been doing a little research and can't find one that looks the same :( But I was wondering if it could it be A. o. winstoni (Wiki) - spotted up near the NE coast at Pennville?

Saint Andrew Parish, Dominica

Lat: 15.63, Long: -61.42

Spotted on Jan 9, 2015
Submitted on Feb 17, 2015

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