Anolis cybotes — Hispaniolan Stout Anole
Some other names for this species:
Large-headed Anole, Largehead Anole
Subspecies I've seen:
A. c. cybotes
Hispaniolan Stout Anole
Anolis cybotes cybotes — Hispaniolan Stout Anole
Here's another one in the midst of shedding its skin. Only the male large-heads have the big heads. The females are quite a bit smaller and proportioned more like other anole species.
Of the five anole species I saw at Casa de Campo, the large-headed anoles were by far the least wary of humans. This one hung out on the trellis of our veranda the entire week or so we were there, even after I caught it a couple of times for a closer look.
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