Anolis polylepis Many-scaled Anole
Some other names for this species:
Golfo Dulce Anole
Corcovado National Park, Puntarenas province, Costa RicaApril 15, 2001
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These four are all adult males, found one afternoon in a progressively-darkening patch of primary rainforest. The females have much less of a pattern. We were very impressed by the relative size of the huge yellow dewlap that the first anole here displayed for us.

Some authorities put most of the Central and South American anole species (as opposed to the U.S./Caribbean ones) into the genus Norops. This might become the standard soon, but for now there are still many authorities using "Anolis". Thanks to Axel Fläschendräger for helping to identify this anole.

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Golfito region, Puntarenas province, Costa RicaSeptember 26, 2001
Many-scaled Anole (Anolis polylepis)
The diamond pattern shows that this is a female Anolis polylepis. I had earlier identified this lizard as Anolis tropidolepis, but Savage's great Costa Rica herps book set me straight.

This lizard was photographed on a herping trip with GreenTracks. Here is a complete list of the species we found on this GreenTracks trip.

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Golfito region, Puntarenas province, Costa RicaSeptember 29, 2001
Many-scaled Anole (Anolis polylepis)
This individual was posing nicely in the greenery just outside my cabin at the Esquinas Lodge.
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