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More Non-native Anoles: Marie Galante Sail-tailed, Jamaican Giant, and Knight Anoles by Richard Bartlett on 2018-11-12 00:24:00


For a few years the Marie Gallante sail-tailed anole could be seen in southwestern Florida. It was apparently extirpated by the occasional freezes.

This is a pretty, large (males to about 9 inches females significantly smaller), bluish headed anole with a yellow-green body color. Males have a prominent tailfin. This anole, Anolis ferreus by name, is endemic to the island of Marie Galante in the Lesser Antilles. In the 1990s several examples (adults of both sexes and hatchlings) were seen and photographed in Lee County, FL, but the small population seems no longer extant. Continue Reading " More Non-native Anoles: Marie Galante Sail-tailed, Jamaican Giant, and Knight Anoles"

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