Anolis griseus

Saint Vincent's tree anole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Iguanidae
Subfamily: Polychrotidae
Genus: Anolis
Species: A. griseus
Binomial name
Anolis griseus
Garman, 1887

Anolis griseus, the Saint Vincent's tree anole, is a species of anole lizard.

Geographic range

It is endemic to Saint Vincent, an island in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles that is part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is one of two anole species on Saint Vincent, the other being the much smaller A. trinitatis.


Saint Vincent's tree anole can reach a length of 136 mm snout-to-vent. Its ventral surface is mossy gray-brown, occasionally with a yellow tint on its face and limbs. Its belly is pale green or yellow-gray, and its dewlap is dull orange. It has irregular dark markings on its body.


It usually perches high, but sometimes descends to the ground.


  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., p. 100, ISBN 0-333-69141-5 .

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