Samiksha Jaiswal

Anolis bimaculatus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Reptilia
Suborder  Iguania
Scientific name  Anolis bimaculatus
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Family  Polychrotidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Leach's anole, Anolis lividus, Anguilla Bank anole, Barbados anole, Saban anole

Anolis bimaculatus male displaying in captivity


Anolis bimaculatus, the panther anole, is a species of anole lizard that is endemic to the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. It is found on the St. Kitts Bank of islands, which comprise Saint Kitts, Nevis, and Sint Eustatius.

Males can reach a length of 123 mm snout-to-vent, and their coloration varies somewhat based on size. The larger males have a bright green to yellow-green dorsal surface that is usually spotted or marbled with gray, brown, or black. Its ventral surface ranges from dull white to yellow to light green. Its dewlap is proportionately small for an anole, and is yellow or orange, occasionally with whitish scales. Females are smaller and duller colored, as are smaller males.

It is relatively common on Saint Kitts and Nevis, widespread up to around 300 m in elevation. It coexists throughout its range with A. schwartzi, a much smaller species that also differs in many aspects of its ecology and behavior.

A former subspecies, A. b. leachi, was elevated to species status.

References

Anolis bimaculatus Wikipedia


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