Anolis polylepis — Many-scaled Anole
Some other names for this species:
Golfo Dulce Anole
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Golfito region, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica—September 26, 2001
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.
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Golfito region, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica—September 29, 2001
This individual was posing nicely in the greenery just outside my cabin at the Esquinas Lodge.
- This species is briefly described in an on-line field guide to the herps of Las Cruces Biological Station in Costa Rica.