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Knight Anole

Knight Anoles are the largest species of anoles, belonging to the lizard family and are native to Cuba.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Dactyloidae
    Genus Anolis
    Species A. equestris
    Scientific Name Anolisequestris

    Other Names Cuban knight anole
    Length 13 to 20 in (33 to 51 cm)including tail
    Coloration Combination of dark and light shades of green
    Distribution Native to Cuba; introduced to South Florida
    Habitat Arboreal; Found anywhere on treetops
    Diet Insects, spiders like tarantulas, other anoles, geckos, as well as adult birds and some mammals
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 28th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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