Cuban Wildlife Documentary, Starring Anoles, Re-posted

Here’s a new, working link for this video, and here’s what we said about it a year and a half ago:

We’ve been privileged to see a number of great videos of Cuban anoles recently [1,2], and here’s another, an hour-long documentary on Cuban wildlife in Spanish entitled “Cuba. La Isla Salvaje del Caribe.” It goes without saying that the anoles steal the show. There’s an excellent 2.5 minutes of anole footage beginning at the 38:46 mark, highlighted by lovely shots of a male A. allisoni and video of Chamaeleolis (also homolechis, sagrei or a close relative, a pale-dewlapped grass anole, porcatus and lucius). In addition, just before this, there’s a nice depiction of how Cuba was split into three islands when sea-levels were higher.

Oh, and here’s the video in English:

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.

3 thoughts on “Cuban Wildlife Documentary, Starring Anoles, Re-posted

  1. Kevin is referring to this image, at the 39:25 point of the video. The color and pattern look to me more like a grass-bush anole. I can’t remember which Cuban grass-bush anole might have a dewlap like that. The thumbnail photo of A. alutaceus on Caribherp sort of looks like that.

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