Anolis ortonii Amazon Bark Anole
Quistacocha Zoo, Iquitos, Loreto, PeruJanuary 30, 2016
Amazon Bark Anole (Anolis ortonii)
This is an obviously terrible picture of an anole occupying a palm tree just outside of the ticket counter at the zoo in Iquitos. The lighting was terrible, and the poor anole was spooked by the half-dozen crazy Americans trying to take its photo. This was the only shot I got, which is a shame because of all the anoles I've seen in Peru, this is the one that I'm most confident is in fact Anolis ortonii. All of the others I had seen seem to have really been Anolis fuscoauratus instead.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2016 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.

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