A few months ago, I shared with you some of the odder morphological variations my field assistants and I encountered while measuring Anolis sagrei in Gainesville, FL. We went on to measure quite a few more lizards, and saw quite a few more oddities, as well as some fairly gruesome injuries. Here are some of my favourite examples:
1. A far better picture of a doubly-regenerated tail.
2. A jaw injury that resulted in the left and right sides of the jaws being dissociated from each other.
3. A cut hyoid. I imagine this lizard was no longer able to extend his dewlap.
4. A nasty head injury. We saw this lizard three or four more times after we measured him, and his wound seemed to have healed up completely.
5. A brutal leg injury.
6. A male with not only an impressive tail crest but also some nice red tail coloration.