Anoles on Pic Paradis

Pic Paradis is the tallest point on St. Martin, and both varieties of anole lizard are present there. Anolis pogus, which prefers higher-altitude woodlands seems very common in the forested areas, and Anolis gingivinus is common on the fences and trees surrounding Loterie Farm.

I noticed a couple variations in the coloration of these lizards from others I have seen. Gingivinus seemed to have a greener tail than in most areas, while pogus specimens often had more light orange markings. One pogus even had a clearly defined ridge from its head all the way down its back. As a special treat, we also found a gingivinus with two tails, the result of regeneration gone wild.

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