Some Recent Reptilian Introductions to Trinidad

Hans E.A. Boos


Anolis lizards are small members of the numerically large family of Iguanids. They are found mainly in northern South America, Central America, and throughout the islands of the West Indies. A Trinidad has only one species of native anole lizard, Anolis chrysolepis pianiceps, a jungle-dwelling species, the same as is found on the nearby Venezuelan mainland (Vanzolini & Williams 1970) and the offshore islands of Chacachacare and Huevos (Boos 1984). This paper discusses additional non-native species.

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