Call for Assistance: Anolis sagrei

Hi Everyone, a quick post to see if anyone out there is interested in contributing to a large ongoing project on Anolis sagrei. We are sampling this species throughout the (mostly) native range, and currently have 77 sampling locations represented. However, we are wondering if anyone would be able to help us fill some remaining gaps.
We are interested in adding additional tissue samples from Central America and the Bahamas. Here is an approximate range map with some desired localities (in blue):

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Any help is greatly appreciated. I realize that collecting tissues (not to mention all the paperwork) is not a trivial task, so if you are interested in contributing samples please get in touch with me. We will keep AA posted on this project!

About Graham Reynolds

Graham is a postdoc in the Revell Lab at UMass Boston and the Losos Lab at Harvard University. He studies conservation genetics, phylogenetics, and phylogeography of Caribbean reptiles.

4 thoughts on “Call for Assistance: Anolis sagrei

  1. I have samples from Bermuda and Grand Cayman if you are interested. I also have a number of transcriptomes from both populations if that is in any way useful for your project…

  2. Hi Graham,
    What locations in the Bahamas are you interested to collect samples ? There is a group of colleagues that are going to some cays in the Bahamas soon to do fieldwork with iguanas and invasive species and they could collect for you some samples. Let me know the locations and I can check with them.

  3. Dear Graham,

    Starting from the 2nd of April I will sample two A. sagrei populations; one on South Bimini and one at Gilpin point (Great Abaco). I’m willing to take tissue samples from those two populations if you want, but I have no permits for that. As I fly off already in 10 days, arranging permits for tissue samples and export seems like an impossible task… Or not?

  4. Greetings Dr. Losos and the Annals Group,
    I was recently in St. Lucia travelling around photo-documenting the
    local Anolis luciae which seem to be rapidly being displaced by the
    invasive A. wattsi from Antigua. While exploring the southwestern
    town of Soufriere I came upon a few specimens of this species in the
    backyard workshop of the sculptuer host of mine.
    I have showed the photos to a few herpetologists at UWI and they are
    as baffled as I am; as the closest possiblility, A. richardii, which
    is based in Grenada, the Grenadines and Tobago, is not noted to have
    migrated that far north.
    Any takes on what species it could possibly be?
    Cheers,
    Reynold C. Boyce

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