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Bark Anole

A species of anole, the Bark anole, is a dewlapped reptile that is indigenous to many Caribbean islands. They have 18 recognized subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Polychrotidae
    Genus Anolis
    Species A. distichus
    Scientific Name Anolis distichus

    Other Names Hispaniolan gracile anole
    Length Maximum 12.7 cm (5 in)
    Coloration Brownish to gray with yellow dewlap
    Distribution Different Caribbean islands (introduced to Florida)
    Habitat Forest areas with trees and thick vegetation
    Diet Ants and aphids
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 21st 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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