Third Specimen of Anolis toldo Discovered

Anolis toldo. Photo by Luis Diaz.

Anolis toldo. Photo by Luis Diaz.

Luis Diaz reported on Facebook the discovery of the lizard shown above. He reports: “Anolis toldo, adult female; third individual of the species known and first specimen in the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba. The discovery of this specimen was a result of the joint expedition by the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba and the American Museum of Natural History. It was found on October 19, 2015, at night, on a tree fern in a new location (outside the only known: the plateau of El Toldo ). This is one of the few photos of the species.” The photo was tagged aat Alejandro de Humboldt National Park.

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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