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Green Anole

Green anole is a type of lizard occurring mainly in the southeastern United States and in some islands in the Caribbean. The species is arboreal and diurnal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Dactyloidae
    Genus Anolis
    Scientific Name Anolis carolinensis

    Other Names American Anole, Red-throated Anole, Carolina Anole
    Length 12.5–20.3 cm including tail
    Weight 3–7 g
    Color Green to brown
    Distribution North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, northern Tennessee, southeastern Virginia, southern California
    Habitat Moist forests, brushy clearings, swamps, wooded beaches
    Diet Small insects like crickets, spiders, grasshoppers, flies and other arthropods
    Hibernation Fact Hibernates during winter often in groups under bark, inside rotten logs
    Predators Birds of prey, cats, snakes, other lizards
    Breeding Season April – September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 10 eggs
    Incubation Period 35 to 40 days
    Reproductive Age 8 to 9 months
    Average Lifespan 2 to 8 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on October 15th 2016 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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