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Crested Anole

Crested Anoles are found in Puerto Rica that are known to display their dewlaps and perform ‘pushups’ while looking for a mate or defending their territories. They have one more subspecies.



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


    Other Names Puerto Rican crested anole
    Length 5-8 inches
    Coloration Wide range of body colors from brownish-red to dark black or pale gray
    Distribution Endemic to Puerto Rico; introduced to eastern Hispaniola, Dominica, and Florida
    Habitat Typically on tree trunks
    Diet Insects, spiders, other anoles, and fruits
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on February 15th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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