Anolis gingivinus — Anguilla Bank Tree Anole
Also known as:
Anguilla Bank Anole
I had a few hours to wander about Filipsburg looking for herps, which was much more time than I had on any of the other islands that we visited on this trip. Fortunately there were plenty of anoles to photograph. Sint Maarten/St. Martin is one of the two-native-anole islands in the Lesser Antilles, but all of the ones I saw were the same species. The other species on this island, Anolis pogus, is usually described as living only at high elevations and deep in the forest, and I only spent time near the beach in the town of Filipsburg. However, Anole Annals tells me that Anolis pogus does in fact live around Filipsburg, so I must have just been unlucky.
- Caribherp's list of reptiles and amphibians of each Caribbean island
- Schwartz, A., Henderson, R. W. 1985. A Guide to the Identification of the Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies Exclusive of Hispaniola
- Schwartz, A., Henderson, R. W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and Natural History