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Another Anolis Lizard in St Lucia?

Observed: 19th June 2009 By: leehamilton96leehamilton96’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesleehamilton96’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
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the naturalist man's picture

Watt's anole

The St Lucia anole and the Watt's anole have both been recorded from the area you were in, and the third (Barbados anole) from not far away. I discovered an excellent report on St Lucia herpetology when researching a frog posted not so long ago:

http://www.bananatrustslu.com/doccentre/National_Forest_Demarcation/St%2...

Based on their descriptions and photographs this looks like a Watt's anole (Anolis wattsi wattsi) - orange snout and blueish head.

How big was this as size is also an indicator?

If you want to include an identification I'll agree to it.

Graham Banwell

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Masked Marvel's picture

Hello Graham You could be

Hello Graham

You could be right about this one. It looks like a young one so hard to tell.

Nice report, and a bit more up to date than my ID book

Cheers
Liam

the naturalist man's picture

Report

Ah, the power of the internet!

Graham Banwell

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