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Green Anole Lizard

Anolis carolinensis

Description:

May be either green or brown depending on environmental conditions. When brown, may have faint markings on the back. Males have a pinkish throat fan that is displayed in territorial rivalries or when approaching a potential mate. The green anole is most easily distinguished form the similar brown anole (Anolis sagrei) by green or lightly patterned brown coloration, pinkish throat fan, and by range. (info from Savannah River Ecology Lab)

Habitat:

They like greenery, some shade and a moist environment. They can be found in trees, shrubs, and on walls or fences.

Notes:

Notice the forked tail on this lizard...have never seen this on a lizard before!

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MelissaFerguson
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MelissaFerguson

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 1, 2013
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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