List of Anolis lizards

The large lizard genus Anolis contains around 390 accepted species, which have been considered in a number of subgroups, or clades such as carolinensis and isolepis.[1]

Below is a list of Anolis lizards.[2]

Anolis allisoni
Video of Anolis aquaticus in Costa Rica
Male A. carolinensis with partially expanded dewlap
A. cristatellus in garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
A. baracoae
A. porcatus northwest of Cuba in a garden
A. pulchellus northwest of Cuba in a garden
A. polylepis in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, bobbing its head and extending a large yellow dewlap
A. sagrei, brown anole

Nota bene: In the above list, a binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Anolis.


  1. Kristen A. Nicholson; Brian I. Crother; Craig Guyer; Jay M. Savage (11 September 2012). "It is time for a new classification of anoles (Squamata:Dactyloidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. p. 38. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  2. Anolis, The Reptile Database
  3. Lotzkat, S., Bienetreu, J.-F., Hertz, A., & Köhler, G. 2011. "A new species of Anolis Squamata: Iguania: Dactyloidae formerly referred to as A. pachypus from the Cordillera de Talamanca of western Panama and adjacent Costa Rica." Zootaxa 3125: 1-21.
  4. D. Luke Mahler, Shea M. Lambert, Anthony J. Geneva, Julienne Ng, S. Blair Hedges, Jonathan B. Losos and Richard E. Glor (2016). "Discovery of a Giant Chameleon-Like Lizard (Anolis) on Hispaniola and Its Significance to Understanding Replicated Adaptive Radiations". The American Naturalist. in press. doi:10.1086/687566.
  5. Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Anolis ortonii, p. 196).

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