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Red-throated anole

Anolis carolinensis

Description:

This anole was sitting on a Moringa oleifera tree, which is a great place to spot prey. Colour varies from brown to green and can be changed like many other kinds of lizards, but anoles are closely related to iguanas and are not true chameleons. Although A. carolinensis is sometimes called an 'American chameleon', true chameleons do not naturally occur in the Americas, and A. carolinensis is not the only lizard currently in its area of distribution capable of changing colour. In contrast, many species of true chameleons display a greater range of color adaptation, though some can hardly change color at all.

Habitat:

In my garden, Fort Worth, Texas.

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Saturniidae27
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Saturniidae27

Spotted on May 28, 2020
Submitted on May 30, 2020

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