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Lizard IDs: Spanish Wells, Bahamas


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#1 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted August 4 2017 - 4:40 PM

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Lizard #1

Medium-sized. I always find them on trees. Super hard to catch. I finally caught one on a tree today by using a technique, but seconds after I got it in my hand it bit me. Didn't hurt but it took me by surprise so I screamed like a little girl and dropped it. :lol:

 

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Anolis sagrei? Not sure on this one.

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Lizard #2

Medium-sized. Super hard to catch. Always find them going under their rocks, and basking on top of them. I never see them on trees. Super hard to catch. Most of them have very curly tails, but not the one in the picture. I have been observing this one spot where they are located (second picture), and it seems that each lizard has their own rock they go under. (but I'm not sure if multiple lizards share the same rocks.) The second picture is where they are most common, and the rocks they go under and bask on.

 

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Leiocephalus carinatus?

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I can get better pictures if needed since both of these are commmon.



#2 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 4 2017 - 4:50 PM

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I think the first one might be a brown anole.


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#3 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted August 4 2017 - 4:57 PM

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I think the first one might be a brown anole.

That was the species I was thinking. Been doing some research and I can't anything else that looks like it, except one of the paler-colored green anoles, but not sure if the green sheen would be that invisible, or even if they occur in the Bahamas. If you look close you can ever so slightly see some green...



#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 4 2017 - 5:00 PM

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For some reason, though, the Brown Anoles that I know and love from hawaii are more... crocodilian looking...


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#5 Offline VoidElecent - Posted August 4 2017 - 5:17 PM

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The first is a Bahaman Anole (Also known as Brown Anole), Anolis sagrei.

The second looks like a Tropical Curly-Tailed lizard, Leiocephalus carinatus.

 

Great pics Nate; they're so freakin' cute!


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#6 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 4 2017 - 5:26 PM

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Cutest lizards ever.


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#7 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted August 4 2017 - 5:27 PM

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The first is a Bahaman Anole (Also known as Brown Anole), Anolis sagrei.

The second looks like a Tropical Curly-Tailed lizard, Leiocephalus carinatus.

 

Great pics Nate; they're so freakin' cute!

Thanks for the IDs  (y)

 

Now it's my mission to catch another anole (and not freak out if it bites me) before my vacation ends on 8/7.  :aggressive:


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#8 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted August 5 2017 - 6:22 PM

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Well mission accomplished. I caught ~4 Anolis sagrei adults, 1 tiny Gecko of some sort, and 1 Anolis smaragdinus (uncommon species on the island) today. I caught all of them except the Gecko on trees.

 

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#9 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 6 2017 - 5:39 AM

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nice!


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