The pug-nosed anole, as it is known, is a pretty weird species. First is its funny-looking face, hence it’s name. Second, it is very unusual among anoles in being relatively large, yet found almost invariably near the ground–most larger anoles are found higher up in the tree. Finally, it’s long legs are ungainly and seemingly awkward. Relatively little is known about its natural history, and there is some indication that in some places, it may have become less common.
Our knowledge of natural history knowledge was expanded ever so slightly by the recent report by Mora et al. in the most recent Herpetological Review of an observation of a male eating a pygmy rain frog (Pristimantis ridens).