Some anoles sport fancy dorsal tail crests. It would be interesting to survey the distribution of tail crests–they are only found in some areas, and species of some sizes and not others, and those in particular microhabitats. Quick–can you think of a mainland anole with a tail crest?
But I’m guessing the species above is not one that comes to mind when you think of tail-crest bearing species. Whose is it? The answer’s below the fold.
One more look before the reveal…
It’s Anolis sagrei from Cat Island, Bahamas! Some populations of anoles have pretty impressive crests. Anyone got a good picture of one in life? Or an observation? And what are these crests about, any way?