Cool Old Drawings of Anolis punctatus

The Biodiversity Heritage Library just tweeted this figure from


Abbildungen zur Naturgeschichte Brasiliens /

Title Variants:

Alternative: Recueil de planches coloriées d’animaux de Brésil


Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867

It’s Plate 44, labelled, as you can see, as Anolis viridis and A. gracilis, but according to the tweet, they are both A. punctatus, male above and female below.

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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