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Striped Anole, Displaying : Nature Closeups

Striped Anole, Displaying

July 14th, 2012 - 10:22 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

April 23, 2012 | Arikok National Park, Aruba

The Striped Anole, Anolis lineatus, was probably the species of lizard I most encountered in Aruba. I assume the common and scientific names refer to those dark broken lateral stripes, but it’s known locally as Waltaka.

Here’s another one, a female perhaps.

Female? Or a young male?

My earlier post of the lizard on a tree is also one.

After a good bit of googling, I came across a good free resource on the reptiles and amphibians of Aruba, link below.

Reference:

Amphibians and Reptiles of Aruba
by R. Andrew Odum
PDF hosted at WildAruba

Subjects: Anoles, Lizards, and Reptiles.
Places: Aruba and North America.
Behaviors: Courtship.
Life Stages: Adult.
Sexes: Male.
Taxa: Class Reptilia, Family Polychrotidae, Order Squamata, and Suborder Lacertilia.
Colors: Black, Gray, Orange, Tan, and Yellow.

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