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Green Anole

Anolis carolinensis


Description: Adult green anoles reach 5-8 in. (12.5-20.3 cm). This diurnal lizard may appear completely green, green and brown, or completely brown. A pattern may also be present in the form of dark slate grey streaks or spots. When found with a brown coloration, many individuals may also have a lighter stripe down the back. The throat fan, or dewlap, of this species is bright pink.


Anoles range throughout the coastal plain and southern piedmont of North Carolina. They are commonly seen on fences, around old buildings, on shrubs or vines, on the ground, or in trees due to their adhesive toe pads.



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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 3, 2014
Submitted on Jun 20, 2014

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