As part of an ongoing study of Anolis sagrei, recently posted about here with additional links therein, I had the pleasure of joining Anthony Geneva and Shea Lambert on a trip to Cayman Brac. We later met up with Graham Reynolds and his undergraduate student Amy Castle on Little Cayman, and closed the trip out with two days on Grand Cayman. Spending time on all three Cayman Islands was a real treat, in large part because of visually stunning anoles like Anolis conspersus and Anolis maynardi. These two species have received a lot of attention on Anole Annals. Rather than rewrite what’s already been written, I’ve decided just to share some pictures from the team. If you’d like to learn more, click on the species names above and explore to your heart’s content. Enjoy!
Check out the amazing variation in A. conspersus body color and dewlap color across Grand Cayman! Read more about it here.
Here are some more A. maynardi, looking schnoz-tastic as usual.
Even though they eat anoles, curly-tailed lizards are pretty fun to watch. Here are some photos of Leiocephalus carinatus.
There are three species of iguana on the Cayman Islands, two endemic (Cyclura caymanensis and Cyclura lewisi) and one introduced (Iguana iguana).
Last but certainly not least, a big shout out to the team for such an awesome trip! Special shout out to Amy who caught her first anole on Little Cayman.