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Green Anole

Anolis carolinensis

Description:

5 - 8 in (12 - 20 cm). 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.

Habitat:

Orlando Wetlands. The green anole is a common lizard throughout Georgia and South Carolina, but is absent from some areas in the mountains. Anoles are generally arboreal (living in trees) but can be found almost anywhere. Anoles are commonly found in suburban or even urban areas and can often be seen perched on fences and rooftops.

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2 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Actually it is a Green Anole, they turn brown for camouflage. It was green and changed as I approached.....but thanks anyway

anneandkids1999
anneandkids1999 8 years ago

That's actually a Brown Anole

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 7, 2014
Submitted on Jun 8, 2014

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