Survey: How Many Lamellae Are on This Toepad?

Hi everyone, I apologise for the repeat post. As mentioned by Martha, it may not have been obvious from the initial post that there was a survey inside!

So, please forgive me while I repost with an amended title in the hope of getting a few more poll participants. We are only just into double figures (including only 3 of you who have previously published on the subject) – surely we can do better than that! Thank you to everyone that has already contributed. I will present the results in a follow up post in week or so depending on participant activity.


One of the age old questions in anole morphology is at what point do you stop counting lamellae on the toepad?

Without giving any more information on various techniques or methods, I thought it would be interesting to ask the AA community their personal opinions. Below I have attached a flatbed scan of a toepad. Could people please fill out the corresponding poll below, and I will present the results in a follow up post!

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Lamellae numbered 1-51 on the 4th digit of an Anolis lizard hindfoot

2 thoughts on “Survey: How Many Lamellae Are on This Toepad?

  1. I always used to count them until the point the two adjacent toes met, probably only until 50 in the photo above. However, in my case it didn’t really make that much difference how I did it as long as it was consistent within my study of intraspecific variation.

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