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Watts Anole, Saint Kitts Bank Bush Anole, Schwartz' Anole

Anolis wattsii (Anolis Schwartzi )

Description:

A. wattsi is a small anole lizard, snout-vent (body excluding tail) length up to 58 mm in males and 46 mm in females. Typically a bright and very pretty anole. Males are tan, brown or olive, with or without faint darker transverse bands. Head with rust red pigment, top of head may be suffused with blue. Underside cream to yellow, dewlap white, yellow or orange. Females brown to grey-brown, with or without yellow lateral suffusion, duller than males, with pale middorsal and flank stripes

Habitat:

In garden at the foot of the Quill Volcano, near the Caribbean Sea, Sint Eustatius.

Notes:

I saw this little guy trying to impress a small female with his dewlap out and about. As soon as he had seen me his dewlap disapeared. ( Guess it didn't need to impress me)

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8 Comments

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 7 months ago

That is special! :-)
Thank you Maria dB

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 months ago

Nice series! It seems to be the first of this species on Noah, too.

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 7 months ago

Thank you for the nomination Machi!
There are always soo many gorgeous pictures so being nominated is already an honor!

Machi
Machi 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 7 months ago

Indeed Leuba!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 months ago

Cutie !

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 7 months ago

Thank you Mark! Isn't he just gorgeous? If I was a little anole I would like him with or without Dewlap!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 months ago

Wonderful series. King of the island !!

Muckpuk
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Muckpuk

Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Spotted on Nov 24, 2019
Submitted on Nov 25, 2019

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