Nature Notes

April 7, 2010

Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis

Filed under: Animals,Hawaii — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis

Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis

The Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis, is native to North America, ranging from the coastal plains of the Eastern United States to the Caribbean coast of Texas. It has also been introduced to Hawaii. They are very teritorial and males will display their colorful dewlap at the throat, as seen in the image.

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Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis

Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis

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3 Comments »

  1. great photos of the anole. I saw a lot of them living in Texas, i knew their territories and would wait for the little guys 🙂 Love these shots!

    Comment by Jill — April 9, 2010 @ 1:58 am

  2. Thanks Jill,

    I had never run into them before seeing them in Hawaii, all\though I have often been in their range in the continental U.S. A very interesting species.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — April 12, 2010 @ 1:04 am

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