Monday, November 4, 2013

Creature Feature #20: Anole Lizard

Anolis are a genus of lizards comprising of nearly 400 species. This fellow is the Green, or Carolina, Anole and is the first lizard to have his entire genome sequence. He makes his home in the lower east coast of North America - the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia and as far south-west as Texas, as well as being introduced to Hawaii. So territorial is this wee reptile, that he will even attack his own reflection. His favoured diet is small invertebrates that hop or squirm - worms, crickets, and occasionally he will also eat grasses.

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