Cuban Spider Chows on Brown Anole

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More spiders eating anoles (for previous aranean saurivory, see this and that). This time it’s a brown anole, A. sagrei (also, this time), falling prey to a ctenid spider in Cuba. This one’s particularly gruesome–the head’s already digested away and eaten! The authors are Elier Fonseca Hernández and Tomás M. Rodríguez-Cabrera and the paper’s just out in the most recent issue of IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians.

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

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