Steve Poe writes: “Several island sites are famous among anolologists for harboring multiple sympatric species. Soroa in Cuba, La Palma in the Dominican Republic, and El Yunque in Puerto Rico each have been well-studied by community ecologists. But many mainland sites are populated by anole communities that meet or exceed the diversity levels of these island sites. One such hyperdiverse mainland locality is El Cope in Panama. Twelve species of Anolis may be collected within 100 meters of the field house at El Cope.
Identification of mainland anoles can be difficult as there are fewer resources available relative to those for anoles in the Caribbean. We have produced two-panel powerpoint guides for El Cope that should aid in identification of anoles in and around these sites.”
Small versions are attached below and the full size version can be accessed here (be patient on the download–it’s a big file).