Anolis gingivinus Anguilla Bank Tree Anole
Some other names for this species:
Anguilla Bank Anole
Filipsburg, Sint MaartenMay 31, 2014
Anguilla Bank Tree Anole (Anolis gingivinus) Anguilla Bank Tree Anole (Anolis gingivinus) Anguilla Bank Tree Anole (Anolis gingivinus) Anguilla Bank Tree Anole (Anolis gingivinus) Anguilla Bank Tree Anole (Anolis gingivinus) Anguilla Bank Tree Anole (Anolis gingivinus) Anguilla Bank Tree Anole (Anolis gingivinus) Anguilla Bank Tree Anole (Anolis gingivinus)
I had a few hours to wander about Filipsburg looking for herps, which was much more time than I had on any of the other islands that we visited on this trip. Fortunately there were plenty of anoles to photograph. Sint Maarten/St. Martin is one of the two-native-anole islands in the Lesser Antilles, but all of the ones I saw were the same species. The other species on this island, Anolis pogus, is usually described as living only at high elevations and deep in the forest, and I only spent time near the beach in the town of Filipsburg. However, Anole Annals tells me that Anolis pogus does in fact live around Filipsburg, so I must have just been unlucky.
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