#DidYouAnole – Anolis allogus – Anole Annals

Picture: Alex Alfil, iNaturalist


Joyful Holidays and Joyful Anole Eve!

I took a break for my birthday, after which it was a vacation, then finals, then I needed to journey, however now I’m again and it’s nearly a vacation once more. Earlier than one other vacation I did wanna share a brief anole submit! I’ve additionally missed doing this and I’ve been fascinated about what anole to do since I received to see the anole specimens on the London Pure Historical past Museum.

I picked a festive little Cuban anole, Anolis allogus, additionally known as the Spanish Flag anole or Bueycito anole (after a village the place it may be discovered).

The males of this trunk-ground anole species have an SVL of ~60 mm, whereas females are about ~49 mm. Its distribution is sporadic however it’s discovered principally within the east of Cuba. They comply with the standard trunk-ground anole coloration of sunshine or darkish grey-brown tones, with striping on their tails, and marbling on their sides. Male Bueycito anoles have pale yellow dewlaps with both a middle dot or lateral middle stripes of brilliant crimson/red-orange. Females have smaller pale yellow dewlaps.

Picture: Alex Alfil, iNaturalist

Spanish flag anoles have been recorded predating on a species of Blindsnake. Test it out right here!

I do know this was quick however I simply wished to say hello actually shortly and Joyful New 12 months!

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