Anolis garmani

Family : Dactyloidae

 

Anolis garmani, Dactyloidae

Now introduced in Florida, the Anolis garmani is native to Jamaica and Cayman Islands. The males, territorial, bigger than females, reach the 35 cm. They distinguish for the pointed and more striking dorsal crest reaching the tail and the yellowish dewlap that extend as imposition and threat act. The eyes move independently, like the chameleons, and the splendid emerald green of the livery turns brown in the night and in the rest periods. The species is typically arboreal and the females abandon the tops of the trees only to bury two eggs into the ground at 3-4 weeks intervals. Upon birth, after about 50-60 days of incubation, the newborns are already 8 cm long © Giuseppe Mazza

 

 

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