Cold-Blooded Cuba: An Awesome Video Starring Anolis LIzards

This fabulous video documents the evolutionary diversity of anoles and Eleutherodactylus frogs on Cuba. All of your favorites are here: swimming vermiculatus, chipojos (Chamaeleolis), a diversity of dewlapping delights (mestrei! allogus!), even a brief glimpse of a bartschi. The Irish-accented narration is quite good–and set to a lovely soundtrack–explaining in mostly accurate terms how anoles and frogs colonized and diversified in Cuba. Hats off to producer Tom Greenhalgh!

Astute AA readers may remember that we featured another video on Cuban anoles recently, as well as the splendid work in Miami by Day’s Edge Production. Sounds like it’s time for an anole film festival (a la the insect video contest just reported in the New York Times)!  Plenty of islands still available for you aspiring documentarians.

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

2 thoughts on “Cold-Blooded Cuba: An Awesome Video Starring Anolis LIzards

  1. Very well done and informative video! My wife even stopped what she was doing to look over my shoulder as I was watching on my laptop! Thanks!

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